London security review after Ottawa shooting

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Police and security services are reviewing the security in place around Parliament and other key London institutions after a soldier was shot dead in the Canadian capital Ottawa.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that meetings were being held to make sure that security and intelligence services have "all the angles covered".

Speaking to the BBC's Asian Network, he said:

I was actually in a meeting with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and the head of MI5 when the news about Ottawa broke.

They immediately reassured me that they had been looking at the security of institutions in central London but they would look again, obviously, to see if there is anything more that can be done and those meetings are taking place this morning.

Obviously what's happened in Canada is a very tragic event. Lives have been lost, including the life of a soldier, and it shows that we have to be permanently vigilant against this sort of terrorist threat.

Here in the UK we are very vigilant and, as I've said, meetings are taking place to make sure that we have all the angles covered.

– PM David Cameron