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Police cordons lifted but Borough Market remains closed following London Bridge terror attack

A week after the terror attack in London Bridge the police have now lifted the last of the cordons and left the crime scene.

Police officers have worked around the clock to complete a complex and unique investigation and ensure things can start to return to normal as soon as possible.

All residents are now able to return to their homes. But the market itself will remain closed, as repairs need to be made before the public can begin accessing the streets and trading areas.

Chief executive of Southwark Council, Eleanor Kelly, said: “We understand that the cordons have had a massive impact on local residents and businesses and would like to thank those individuals for their patience, goodwill and hospitality.”

Borough Market will take responsibility for the physical closures of the area and the council will support them with practical jobs such as cleaning or refuse clearance. Borough Market’s security staff will help residents get access into the closed area as well as the traders. Residents can access the area via the Stoney Street junction with Borough High Street.

Local police have worked closely with the traders of Borough Market throughout and appreciate their understanding of the scale and complexity of the scene and importance of capturing all available evidence.

The ongoing support and patience of the local community is appreciated whilst the Market and traders get ready to reopen.

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