Westminster in lockdown following violent incident

MPs pay tribute to security services

 

The parliamentary estate remains in lockdown following a violent incident, earlier this afternoon, the details of which are as yet unclear.

The police have said they are treating the incident as ‘a¬†terrorist incident until we know otherwise’. One woman has died, and multiple others are injured.

A vote was underway at the time, and the prime minister was rapidly ushered off the premises. Other MPs were advised not to leave the chamber.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued the following statement:

“Reports suggest the ongoing incident in Westminster this afternoon is extremely serious.¬†Our thoughts are with the victims of this horrific attack, their families and friends.

“The police and security staff have taken swift action to ensure the safety of the public, MPs and staff, and we are grateful to them.”

Other MPs have also thanked police and security services on the parliamentary estate.

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