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Police experiencing 'higher than usual' number of calls asking people to only call if emergency

Bedfordshire and Essex police are reporting a higher than usual number of calls to their control rooms after the terror attack in London.

Bedfordshire police are asking people to follow the Metropolitan Police twitter feed for updates and Essex police have said to only call them in an emergency.

East Midlands Ambulance Trust have offered their thoughts to the 999 staff dealing with the incident.

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

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Moment terror suspect is contained by police officers

A policeman points a gun at a man on the floor as emergency services attend the scene outside the Palace of Westminster Credit: PA

A picture taken at the scene of a suspected terror incident near Parliament shows the moment an assailant is contained by armed police officers.

The suspected attacker crashed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer at the Houses of Parliament.

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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."

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.

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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.

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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