Update: Death toll 5 people – including police officer Keith Palmer, 48 – and 40 more injured. The terrorist has died, he was shot outside Parliament.
PM Theresa May’s statement:
A terrorist mowed down people with a car on Westminster Bridge. Then he continued in his car to Parliament Square, hitting the fence and injuring more people. The terrorist got out of his car and stabbed one policeman outside Parliament before he was shot by police.
At least 2 dead and several catastrophically injured in the terror attack.
At least two people are dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
At least 10 people were been hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a 4×4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament.
An intruder, described by a witness as ‘middle-aged and Asian’, then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot and injured. The policeman is feared to have since died.
An hour after the attack, paramedics removed a man, thought to be the attacker, from the scene after extensive CPR. Another body appeared to have been left on the ground covered by a red blanket.
A doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital has said one woman has died and a number of others have been hurt – including some with ‘catastrophic’ injuries.
Prime Minister Theresa May is said to have been bundled into a car by a plain-clothes police officer and driven quickly from the scene as the attack unfolded. She will chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee tonight.
Scotland Yard said the attack, which comes a year to the day after the terrorist atrocities in Brussels, is being treated ‘as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise’. DailyMail
“Someone rushed through, attacked a policeman… he appeared to be carrying a knife. We heard lots of gunfire” witness tells Sky News pic.twitter.com/3tMbYIoByH
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 22, 2017