Barcelona terror eyewitness said 'everyone just ran for cover'

Everyone was just in shock and panic

– Eyewitness, Liam Searle

Earlier we heard from Liam Searle, who was in Barcelona at the time of the terror attack. He shared his shocking account of the scared and panicked pedestrians trying to run to safety.

Liam was on riding on his skateboard wearing his headphones when he heard people screaming and running towards buildings.

He said: "Everyone just ran for cover, everyone was just in shock and panic, people were crying and everyone was pretty upset about the whole situation."

Watch his full eyewitness account above.

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Shocking eyewitness account from the Barcelona attack

I could see chaos and it was like an avalanche, a human avalanche

– Aamer Anwar

Good Morning Britain have spoken to an eyewitness from yesterday's horrendous terror attack in Barcelona.

Lawyer Aamer Anwar was doing some sight seeing in Barcelona at the moment when the van mounted the pavement and crashed into pedestrians.

Mr Anwar described the horrific scenes around him, saying he heard "lots of screams" as people ran for their lives.

Watch his full eyewitness account above.

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BREAKING NEWS: Spanish police kill five suspects in a second terrorist attack

Spanish police have shot five suspected terrorists in a second terror attack to hit Catalonia in a matter of hours.

The attack left seven people injured in the town of Cambrils.

Here's what we know so far:

  • The five suspected terrorists who were wearing fake explosive belts were killed by Spanish police
  • All five terrorists were shot dead, while six civilians and a police officer were injured
  • Several controlled blasts were carried out in the area
  • The incident came hours after a van deliberately ploughed into pedestrians 60 miles away in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, killing 13 people and leaving hundreds injured
  • Two suspects are in custody and are being treated "as terrorists"
  • The driver of the van has not been found and a major manhunt is underway
  • Spanish authorities have confirmed that both attacks are linked
  • Spanish police have said a third person has been arrested in connection with the Barcelona attack

La Rambla, Barcelona

Several injured after a van crashes into a crowd in Barcelona

Several people have been wounded after a van crashed into people in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona.

Here's what we know so far:

  • Police said a white van mounted the pavement and struck several people
  • The driver of the van is reported to have fled on foot and Spanish authorities have warned people to avoid the area
  • Las Ramblas is a well-known tourist area because of its market stalls and is a popular part of town for British holidaymakers
  • Eyewitnesses reported seeing people running away and screaming after the incident happened
  • Local media reports have also suggested that police are treating the incident as a terror attack

Did you witness what happened? Get in touch by emailing gmb@itv.com

GMB Today to air from next week in a two-week summer special

GMB Today, a two week summer special, will air from Monday 21 August from 8.30am on ITV.

The hour-long show will focus on showbiz and entertainment news featuring top celebrity guests, along with items on the day’s trending topics and talking points, as well as the biggest names from the world of sport.

GMB Today will air for a fortnight while Lorraine Kelly is on holiday and her set is given a makeover for her new series, which returns on 4th September.

What to do if your A-Level results aren't what you hoped for

This morning thousands of students across the country are finding out how they did in their A-Level exams - but not everyone will get the results they hoped for.

So, what should you do if you didn't get the grades to get into your chosen university or course? Annie Dobson from the Exam Results Helpline gives us some advice, above.

Meanwhile, UCAS advisors are running the Clearing Helpline from the UCAS Customer Experience Centre which provides information and advice to students, via phone and social media, about confirmation, clearing and adjustment.

Contact UCAS

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Thousands of 17 and 18-year-old students get their A-Level results this morning. Students will be able to find out online whether they have been accepted to their universities from 8am. The exams got tougher this year out of government concern about grade inflation, but OFQUAL have lowered the pass mark to make sure results don't fall this summer. Despite this, the OFQUAL Boss has admitted some students will still get surprises. Get A-Levels advice

  2. Labour MP Sarah Champion has resigned from the shadow Cabinet after a backlash reaction to an article she wrote about grooming gangs in The Sun. The former shadow Women and Equalities secretary apologised for her "extremely poor choice of words" in her article, published on Friday, about child abuse. Her article opened with the words: “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.”

  3. Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to "reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms". They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump's latest remarks blaming "both sides" for violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a woman was killed.

  4. Counter-terror agencies have registered a dramatic surge in tip-offs after Britain was hit by an unprecedented wave of attacks, new figures reveal. Calls to a dedicated police hotline rocketed by more than 600% in just six months as thousands of potential leads poured in.

  5. One in three family members has been concerned about the hospital care of an elderly relative, a new poll has found. Issues raised ranged from having to call 999 from a hospital ward to being told to use "adult nappies" even when the patient could use a commode with assistance, according to parliamentary and health service ombudsman and website Gransnet.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. Employment rates are at a record high, but the wage growth is still weak figures have shown. Seventy-five percent of the working-age residents in the UK have a job - the highest since 1971, according to the Office of National Statistics. However, the latest estimates show that the average weekly earnings fell by 0.5 percent once inflation was taken in account.

  2. Noel Gallagher is set to perform at the Manchester Arena when it reopens for the first time since the terror attack, which killed 22 people on May 22. All the proceeds from the gig will go to the Manchester Memorial fund.

  3. The brother of the chief suspect involved in the alleged kidnapping of Chloe Ayling’s has been arrested in the West Midlands. Chloe Ayling is believed to have been kidnapped after being lured to a fake model shoot in Milan last month. The chief suspect, Lukasz Pawel Herba, has already been arrested and today the police said they have arrested his brother, Michal Konrad Herba.

  4. Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump over his refusal to condemn the neo-Nazis after the clashes in Charlottesville left a woman killed. Mrs May said: “I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them. I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far right views wherever we hear them.”

  5. Barack Obama’s Charlottesville tweet has become the most-liked tweet of all time. Mr Obama used a powerful Nelson Mandela quote which gained him over three million likes. Take a look at his tweet below: