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Woolwich MP Nick Raynsford has told BBC 5 Live that one person is dead and two others were seriously injured in the incident in Woolwich:
Disqualified driver Nicky Lovell, 38, has been jailed at Bristol Crown Court for 10 years and six months for killing husband and wife Ross, 34, and Clare Simons, 30.
He crashed into them as they rode their tandem bike while he was fleeing police.
A local headteacher told BBC News that he had seen a body lying on the ground a short distance from his school.
He then heard gunshots and instructed staff to lock school gates.
Most of the schoolchildren have now gone home, he added.
Two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after armed police were called to an incident in which a man wearing a Help for Heroes t-shirt was attacked with a machete-style knife and dumped in the street, eyewitnesses said.
Twitter user @BOYADEE claims to have witnessed the incident in Woolwich during which he says he saw a man "with his head chopped off."
Some of his reports contain graphic descriptions.
Ohhhhh myyyy God!!!! I just see a man with his head chopped off right in front of my eyes!From @BOYADEE on Twitter:
The two black bredas run this white guy over over then hop out the car and start chopping mans head off with machete!!From @BOYADEE on Twitter:
Then thats how u know they were on sutn cos they actually went for armed feds with just two machete and an old rusty lookin revolverFrom @BOYADEE on Twitter:
He says local police had to wait for backup from firearms officers.
Nearing the end of questioning from his defence barrister, Mr Bridger said: "I obviously was involved, I don't ever deny being involved with April's death.
"I didn't run. I didn't hide, I didn't go anywhere. I didn't know what to do.
"Initially I really thought I would have been charged with either death by reckless driving or death by drink-driving.
"I did not expect to be on a murder charge."
As questioning concluded, Mr Bridger denied abducting April Jones, saying there was 'no intention' of doing so.
He also denied having any form of sexual contact with her that night, or deliberately killing her.
When asked if he recalled cleaning his house of evidence, Mr Bridger replied: "I don't remember any clean-up but I would like to say if that night there was blood dripped on the bath where I have washed my jumper I would, if I had seen it, I would have automatically wiped it.
"But it was not to try and hide anything. It would have been an automatic thing to do."
He also denied cleaning up the interior of his car.
When asked if he knew anything about 'skeleton' fragments allegedly found in his wood-burner, Mr Bridger said: "No. I don't believe I could have done that."
A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said: "We were called a 2.20pm to reports of an incident at John Wilson Street.
"We sent two responders in cars, three ambulance crews, two duty officers and London Air Ambulance were called out.
"We still have staff at the scene."
London Air Ambulance confirmed a doctor and a paramedic were sent to the scene at 14.27pm and are on site.
London Ambulance Service was also called to the scene.
Further details regarding casualties were not yet available.