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Mark Prisk MP; "Thinking of those injured in London today"

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People waiting for police to 'secure area' in Westminster

Eyewitness Frances, who was in the area when the incident happened, told ITV News reporter Emma Murphy that her partner was in parliament.

She said everyone in Parliament is still locked in, and said her partner had been in touch: "He understood that there'd been an incident on Westminster Bridge, and that a police officer had been stabbed.

"He texted to say that he's still in there and they won't let them out, and there's a suspected package in a car, so at the moment, I'm just going to wait for him to come out.

"I don't know how long he's going to be, but it's obviously very important for them to secure the area before they let them out."

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More MPs confirm safety as they pay tribute to police who protect them and offer prayers for the injured

Norman Lamb MP; "Panic set in as MPs went to vote and shot heard"

The Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb has tweeted to say he and his team is safe in New Scotland Yard.

Norfolk MP praises 'brave' Met police coordinating evacuation of Westminster

Mid-Norfolk MP George Freeman has praised the actions of the Met Police who are helping to coordinate the evacuation of Parliament.

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Emergency services pictured at the scene

Paramedics are at the scene after a 'firearms incident' outside Parliament.

The crashed car that witnesses said plowed into pedestrians can be seen on the pavement as paramedics treat people at the roadside.

Paramedics at the scene Credit: PA
Police cordon off the scene Credit: PA
Dozens of police cars at the scene Credit: PA

Peterborough MP and staff safe after London terror incident

Stewart Jackson has tweeted that MPs are in lockdown under armed guard, after the 'terror incident' earlier this afternoon.

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Westminster attack treated as 'terrorist incident'

Emergency crews at the scene

Scotland Yard said the attack in Westminster was being treated "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise".

A police officer has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: "Police are asking people to avoid the following areas: Parliament Square; Whitehall; Westminster Bridge; Lambeth Bridge; Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube.

"This is to allow the emergency services to deal with the ongoing incident. "Officers - including firearms officers - remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.

"We thank the public for their assistance."

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