How horror unfolded on quiet Sunday afternoon on leafy suburban London high ...

It was around 2pm on an otherwise ordinary Sunday afternoon when the Streatham attacker began his bloody rampage.

In the Life Cafe, diners enjoying lunch were oblivious to the terror until a police officer burst in.

He shouted: 'We've got to evacuate. There's been a terrorist incident... If you want to stay safe, you'll listen to me.'

Witnesses said the terror began when the attacker, later revealed to be 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, walked into the Low Price hardware store before choosing his deadly weapon, said to be a £3.99 kitchen knife

Witnesses said the terror began when the attacker, later revealed to be 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, walked into the Low Price hardware store before choosing his deadly weapon, said to be a £3.99 kitchen knife

Asked by a waitress if they could have half-an-hour to finish their meals, his response was clear: 'Madam, a terrorist has been shot dead just down there.

'They've got a possible IED vest on them, which is a bomb. If you want to stay open for half-an-hour and you want to put people's lives in danger, be my guest.'

Outside the horror was clear to see. 

The terrorist had been shot dead outside a Boots chemists after a team of undercover officers brandishing handguns swooped.

Filmed by a bystander from a passing bus, shocking footage shows the men in jeans, trainers and hoodies pointing their firearms at the attacker's convulsing body.

In the Life Cafe, diners enjoying lunch were oblivious to the terror until a police officer burst in

Asked by a waitress if they could have half-an-hour to finish their meals, his response was clear: 'Madam, a terrorist has been shot dead just down there'

In the Life Cafe, diners enjoying lunch were oblivious to the terror until a police officer burst in. Asked by a waitress if they could have half-an-hour to finish their meals, his response was clear: 'Madam, a terrorist has been shot dead just down there'

One of the officers kicks away a knife on the pavement before backing off. 

A third officer skids on to the scene on a blue motorbike while another ushers onlookers away from the scene shouting: 'Get away.'

As the bus drives on, it passes two victims lying on the pavement. 

Two innocent bystanders, a man and a woman, had been stabbed in broad daylight in front of dozens of horrified onlookers on one of south London's busiest shopping streets.

Next to one victim, a pushchair was abandoned on the pavement as members of the public desperately tried to give first aid.

It was around 2pm on an otherwise ordinary Sunday afternoon when the Streatham attacker began his bloody rampage. The Life Cafe is pictured above

It was around 2pm on an otherwise ordinary Sunday afternoon when the Streatham attacker began his bloody rampage. The Life Cafe is pictured above

A horrified witness is pictured above at the attack scene in Streatham. Witnesses told how the attacker was felled by up to four gun shots which made shoppers flee

A horrified witness is pictured above at the attack scene in Streatham. Witnesses told how the attacker was felled by up to four gun shots which made shoppers flee

Firearms team crashes on the way to the scene: Officers stand by the crumpled wreck of unmarked police BMW after it hit wall in Streatham Common yesterday

Firearms team crashes on the way to the scene: Officers stand by the crumpled wreck of unmarked police BMW after it hit wall in Streatham Common yesterday

Fearing an explosion from the attacker's 'suicide vest', dozens of shoppers had been ordered to take shelter behind the closed shutters of Boots and a WHSmith store.

Families in a nearby Odeon cinema were interrupted mid-way through their films and evacuated by police. 

Witnesses said the terror began when the attacker, later revealed to be 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, walked into the Low Price hardware store before choosing his deadly weapon, said to be a £3.99 kitchen knife.

Shopkeeper Jagmon Singh watched Amman, dressed in a grey tracksuit and a black and grey top, pluck the knife off the shelf and unpeel the packaging. Maybe believing him to be a shoplifter, he tried to wrestle it off him.

'The shopkeeper tried to get the knife from him but he got away and stabbed a woman on a bicycle,' said a nurse who saw the horror. 'The knife was really big.'

The female victim, said to be in her 40s, was stabbed along with a man outside the neighbouring White Lion pub.

Witnesses said the terror began when the attacker, later revealed to be 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, walked into the Low Price hardware store before choosing his deadly weapon, said to be a £3.99 kitchen knife

Witnesses said the terror began when the attacker, later revealed to be 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, walked into the Low Price hardware store before choosing his deadly weapon, said to be a £3.99 kitchen knife

As the attacker lay 'convulsing and twitching' on the floor, officers cautiously approached and kicked his knife away

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