THE QUEEN has offered her "deepest sympathies" to those affected by the terror attack that took place on London Bridge this week.
She also paid tribute to those who risked life and limb to prevent more casualties.
A man and a woman were fatally stabbed by convicted 28-year-old terrorist Usman Khan in a rampage that began in the nearby Fishmongers' Hall.
Three other members of the public were injured in the attack, which ended just before 2pm on Friday, November 29, when armed police shot Khan dead.
In a statement issued in the wake of the incident, the Queen paid tribute to the work of the police and emergency services.
She also praised those who risked their lives in the unfolding scenes to prevent more deaths and injuries.
"Prince Philip and I have been saddened to hear of the terror attacks at London Bridge," she said.
"We send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to all those who have lost love ones and who have been affected by yesterday’s terrible violence.
"I express my enduring thanks to the police and emergency services, as well as the brave individuals who put their own lives at risk to selflessly help and protect others. Elizabeth R."
Khan, was previously jailed for his part a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange.
He was out of prison on licence at the time of the attack, having served seven years of his original 16-year sentence.