- 3 CIVILIANS DEAD
- ATTACKER DEAD
- MORE THAN 20 INJURED
Evacuated MPs and members of public in Westminster Abbey
Lockdown in the Commons
TEXTBOOK POLITICS THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FRIENDS AND FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS
As I’m sure you’ve already heard, their has been an attack on our British Capital of London. This has been dubbed a Terrorist attack for now, until we know more information however it is obvious to me that this is a terrorist attack on Britain, a year to the day of the attacks in Brussels.
A police officer was stabbed on the grounds of Parliament followed by a car violently mowing people down along Westminster Bridge. Tobias Ellwood, Conservative MP for Bournemouth East was seen giving the Police-Officer mouth to mouth at the scene, however the Police Officer has been pronounced dead at the scene and Sky sources have now confirmed his death.
Currently, we know that two people have died and several others have been critically injured, French PM Bernard Cazeneuve has brought news that there were also French students injured in today’s attacks, who were studying in London.
The UK terror level still remains Severe, which is the second highest and means an attack is highly likely, however it is one level down from Critical meaning an attack is imminent, and Parliament has been placed on lockdown and suspended for the day, similar events have taken place at devolved parliaments in Wales and Scotland due to the ongoing threat this could spread further.
The Assailant was shot very early on himself, however there are rumours he wasn’t a lone wolf, it looks like he was.
These attacks were simply awful and my thoughts are with the families of the victims today. It is saddening to hear the news come in about the Police Officer who has been confirmed dead who died protecting our country.
More to follow…
(Updates by Textbook Team)