One Briton confirmed dead in Paris terror attacks

David Cameron speaking in Downing Street after an emergency Cobra meeting.

A British national has been killed in the Paris terror attacks, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

No name of the victim was given and a spokeswoman said the family have asked for privacy and "time to come to terms with the news before further details are released".

David Cameron has said a number of Britons are feared to have been killed following Friday's terror attacks in Paris, in which at least 127 people died.

Speaking after chairing a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee, the prime minister said: "We must be prepared for a number of British casualties and we are doing all we can to help those caught up in the attack".

He added that it was the "worst act of violence in France since the Second World War, the worst terrorist attack in Europe for a decade, a horrifying and sickening attack".

He also repeated a message, he earlier tweeted in French, which translates as "we stand with you united".

Mr Cameron also added: "Your values are our values, your pain is our pain, your fight is our fight."

The prime minister also said the UK's terror threat level would remain at "severe", in the wake of the attacks but will prompt a review of contingency plans.

France's President Francois Hollande has described the co-ordinated attacks in several locations as an "act of war" committed by so-called Islamic State.

The group has claimed responsibility in an official statement seen by the Reuters news agency, which said the attacks were designed to show France will remain a top target as long as it continues its policies, including air strikes on the terrorist group in the Middle East.