Latest reports from London have confirmed that four persons have died following a “terrorist” attack in front of the UK Parliament and along Westminister Bridge.
The Sun reports
that the fatalities include the policeman who was stabbed by the attacker, the attacker, and two others.
The policeman died at the scene and the attacker died on his way to the hospital after being gunned down by police.
The attacker, “an Asian guy” in his 40s ploughed through pedestrians on Westminister Bridge before crashing into the gate at the Houses of Parliament.
Two of the pedestrians died in that incident and over 20 others were injured, some “catastrophic”.
Witness Rick Longley said:
We were just walking up to the station and there was a loud bang and a guy, someone, crashed a car and took some pedestrians out.
They were just laying there and then the whole crowd just surged around the corner by the gates just opposite Big Ben.
A guy came past my right shoulder with a big knife and just started plunging it into the policeman.
I have never seen anything like that. I just can’t believe what I just saw.
The Met Police has warned Londoners not to dismiss the event as “over”.
“We have lost one of our own as he acted to protect the public. This is a day we planned for but hoped would never happen. Sadly it is now a reality,” the Police added.
Two other police officers were injured in the attack.
A 10 Downing Street spokesman said: “The thoughts of the PM (Theresa May) and the Government are with those killed and injured in this appalling incident, and with their families. The PM is being kept updated and will shortly chair Cobra.”
The Houses of Parliament are still on lockdown and the Westminister Tube and bus stations in the area have been shut.