London terrorist attack at parliament

Summary

FOUR people are dead – including police officer and terrorist – and 20 more injured – after killer mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before killer is shot attacking police in Parliament grounds

Four-wheel drive car said to have driven over Westminster Bridge knocking down pedestrians this afternoon

Victims were said to have been left scattered in the road, with some knocked into the River Thames

Emergency services treated at least 20 injured people on the bridge, with one woman dead under a bus

‘Asian’ knifeman got into the grounds of Parliament where he reportedly stabbed a police officer

The ‘middle-aged’ attacker was then shot by armed officers as armed anti-terror police flooded the area

Parliament was suspended and the Prime Minister was rushed from the scene in her official car

  • Four people are dead, including one pedestrian and a policeman protecting Parliament.
  • Others on the bridge suffered ‘catastrophic injuries’. At least one of the people being treated in the palace courtyard was wheeled away on a stretcher with their face covered.
  • Another woman who apparently jumped into the Thames as the attacker drove across the bridge was rescued and given urgent medical treatment on a nearby pier.
  • London Ambulance Service said paramedics had treated at least 10 patients on Westminster Bridge. A party of French schoolchildren were among those targeted on the bridge.
  • Downing Street said Prime Minister Theresa May, who was ushered away from Parliament after the attack, was chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee.
  • Commander BJ Harrington of the Metropolitan Police said there were ‘a number of casualties’ in the attack ‘including police officers’. He urged Londoners to be vigilant, said more officers would be on patrol and that anti-terrorism measures were being reviewed.
  • Craig Mackay, the acting Met commissioner, is being treated as a ‘significant witness’ as he was at the scene when the attack started.

– Various agencies

 


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