London – and the whole of the UK – is reeling following ‘a major terrorist attack‘ on Westminster Bridge that has so far left four people dead and at least 40 others, including visiting French schoolchildren, critically injured.
At around 2.40pm on Wednesday [local time] a Hyundai allegedly driven by a man in his 40s, ploughed into pedestrians on the bridge before the driver crashed the car into railings near the Houses of Parliament. The driver then ran into the Palaces of Westminster wielding a knife with which he stabbed a police officer, before he was shot by police and killed.
The police officer has since been confirmed as dead. The deceased attacker is believed to have acted alone. Police are asking members of the public to hand over any video or images of the incident to assist with the investigation.
Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her condolences to the families of those people killed and injured and said:
“We will all move forward together, never giving in to terror and never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart.”
World leaders, including US President Donald Trump, have expressed their condolences and offered their support to the UK.
IMAGE: By The New York Times. Source: Terrain and aerial imagery by Google