UPDATE @ 15 August, 8.00 AM | COUNTER Terrorism police have raided several addresses in Nottingham and Birmingham as investigations continue into a suspected ‘deliberate attack’ in Westminster.
Two men and a woman were injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the UK Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday.
The woman and a man were taken to hospital, however have since been discharged. The other pedestrian was treated at the scene.
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Heavily armed police swooped on the area, arresting the driver of the car, a 29-year-old UK national.
Local police say the man was taken into custody on “suspicion of preparation of a terrorist act”and transported to a south London police station where he remains under police guard.
“The priority for the investigation team is to understand the full circumstances and motivation behind this incident,” Metropolitan police said in a statement.
“Given that it appears to have been a deliberate act, the method used and the iconic location, it is being treated as a terrorist incident and the investigation is being led by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.
“At this early stage, there is no intelligence of further danger to Londoners or the rest of the UK in connection with this incident.”
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) August 14, 2018
EARLIER @ 14 August, 6.00 PM | Several pedestrians have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the UK Houses of Parliament in London.
Heavily armed Police swarmed the area arresting the male driver of the car.
It is not clear at this stage whether the incident is terror-related.
Police say they don’t believe that any of the pedestrians are suffering life-threatening injuries.
Parliament Square has been cordoned off and streets around Westminster have also been shut down.
BREAKING: There has been an incident outside of Westminster. Police are urgently clearing the area. More updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/mnKUVI7Npn
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) August 14, 2018
At 0737hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. We will issue further info when we have it.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 14, 2018
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