Responses of public and police at London Bridge recognised in ceremony

Six months after the terrorist attack at Borough Market the image of revellers running for their lives from the bars and pubs is still vivid.

The attack started when a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and ended with terrorists randomly stabbing drinkers on a night out at one the capital's most famous landmarks.

Bakery owner, Matthew Jones, was in Italy at the time of the attack. He spent hours desperately trying to locate staff - including one of his children.

It was horrendous. My phone was ringing constantly and I was also getting emails and text messages. My son had been in the area 15 minutes earlier. It was hours before I knew he and my other staff were safe.

– Matthew Jones, Baker

Business has picked up at the market and on the surface life has returned to normal but behind the scene traders are still in a period of recovery.

The Borough Market incident came three months after a terrorist rammed a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge killing four and then stabbing PC Keith Palmer.

The third terrorist attack in the capital was on Finsbury Park Mosque which left one man dead.

The police who dealt with the incidents came not just from the Metropolitan police but also from the City of London and British Transport Police.

Today there the first commendation ceremony to recognise the staff and officers who went beyond the call of duty at the incidents. The Commissioners from all three services were there.

Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick; Ian Dyson, Commissioner, City of London Police; Paul Crowther, Chief Constable, British Transport Police

A year that has seen Londoners facing adversity, demonstrating the very best of humanity and refusing to give in to terrorists.