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'I thought it can't be for real, then I heard more shots' says Welsh MP

The scene in Whitehall, near Downing Street and the Wales Office Credit: Adrian Masters

Monmouth MP David Davies has described what he saw and heard as he walked close to where an alleged knife attacker was shot by police at the Palace of Westminster. He said he heard gunshots and ran for cover.

I was with Grant Shapps MP in New Palace Yard. We heard shouting, then we heard at least one shot -I thought it can't be for real- then more shots. We got down on the floor. I was behind a pillar, then I took a chance and ran back to Portcullis House [where MPs have their offices].

– David Davies MP

Mr Davies said MPs had now been moved to a different area but he wouldn't say exactly where he was. He added that the police were doing a fantastic job and his thoughts were with the officer who had been attacked.