A policeman has been stabbed and his attacker shot by officers after a major terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament that saw up to a dozen pedestrians hit by a car, leaving at least one woman dead.
The attacker mowed down people on Westminster Bridge in a grey Hyundai i40 before crashing the car into railings – then running through the gates of the Palace of Westminster and stabbing the officer.
What we know so far:
- One person has been confirmed dead from the attack.
- A policeman has been stabbed and his assailant shot outside the Houses of Parliament, in an incident that Scotland Yard is treating as terrorism.
- Eyewitnesses reported seeing an attacker with a knife within the grounds of the palace of Westminster, and two people were seen being treated in New Palace Yard.
- The building is now on lockdown, according to parliamentary official.
- Nearby a car has ploughed into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge, leaving a dozen injured, according to Reuters.
- Medics say several others suffer ‘catastrophic injuries’
- Witnesses describe Asian man in 40s with eight-inch long knife
- Scotland Yard treating attack as ‘terrorist incident’
- Theresa May was safely ‘bundled out’ as Parliament goes into lock-down
Witnesses reported at least two bodies on the ground on Westminster Bridge and “one in the water”. St Thomas’ Hospital confirmed one woman has died and a number of others have been hurt – including some with “catastrophic” injuries.