PEOPLE across the county observed a one minute silence today for those affected by the London Bridge attack last week.

The silence took place at 11am.

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council voiced their support.

A spokesman for both authroities said: "We will be observing one minute of silence at 11am today for those affected by the London Bridge attack on Friday November 29th.

"As a result, we will be unavailable to assist with enquiries during this time."

Several people were stabbed by a knifeman on London Bridge on Friday before he was grappled to the ground and disarmed by members of the public on London Bridge.

The members of the public who intervened have been widely praised, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan hailing their "breathtaking heroism" and Prime Minister Boris Johnson their "extraordinary bravery".

Two people were killed in the attack.

Cambridge University graduates Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, have been named as the victims.

They had been at a conference celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Learning Together prison programme.

In a statement, Mr Merritt's family described him as a "talented boy" who "died doing what he loved".

"Jack lived his principles; he believed in redemption and rehabilitation, not revenge, and he always took the side of the underdog.

"Jack was an intelligent, thoughtful and empathetic person.

"We know Jack would not want this terrible, isolated incident to be used as a pretext by the government for introducing even more draconian sentences on prisoners, or for detaining people in prison for longer than necessary."

Eye-witnesses said the suspect appeared to be wearing a suicide vest but Neil Basu, the head of UK counter-terrorism policing, said the vest was a fake.

He said police were called at about 2pm on Friday to a stabbing "at a premises near London Bridge".

The bridge was the scene of a terror attack in 2017 - also during a general election campaign - when eight victims were killed along with the three terrorists, who were also wearing fake suicide vests and armed with knives.

After being shot, the suspect in Friday's attack raised his arms towards his head before lying still. A second knife could be seen on the ground near his body.

Mr Basu told reporters: "A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from City of London police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene."