A terrorist attack has taken place in London, England near the Houses of Parliament and Westminster bridge. Several people have been injured. At least four fatalities and 20 catastrophic injuries.
Just a quick update as I have had a few people message asking me if I am ok. I was actually in that area this morning but was a few miles away at the time of the attack. It’s actually an area I visit very often indeed so I know it all off by heart.
According to the latest reports at 2.40pm, approximately a 20 victims were struck by a small 4*4 SUV four wheel drive vehicle on Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament. The victims were intentionally “mowed down” whilst walking on the pavement with one lady ending up badly injured in the River Thames. The vehicle then crashed into the heavy cast iron railings to the side of Parliament and a knife-wielding suspect exited the vehicle and stabbed up to three police officers, one of whom has now sadly died.
Out of respect to the victims, I won’t put any photos up of the injured but the suspected terrorist is below. After being warned by undercover police to stop, he continued his attack and was shot 3 times.
Here, seconds after the attack, the gunshots can be heard… fired just next to the tree behind the railings.
It is now reported that the terrorist has died after several hours of emergency medical treatment.
Parliament was locked down and the surrounding buildings and area are still behind Police cordons, 6 hours later, after rumours of a possible secondary attacker in the vehicle.
It’s a reminder of the tremendous brave job that the police do every day of the year.