Three people and a terrorist are dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
At least 20 people were hit on the crowded bridge when a 4×4 drove along the pavement, knocking down pedestrians before crashing into a fence below Big Ben.
An intruder, described by a witness as ‘middle-aged and Asian’, then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament where he fatally stabbed a police officer with two knives.
The policeman died at the scene. The attacker, who was shot by armed officers, died after he was taken to hospital. It is currently believed one attacker was involved, killing three people, including the policeman, and leaving at least 20 pedestrians and three other police officers seriously injured.