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Terror Related Incident in Central London - What We Know So Far

© Sputnik / Alex McNaughton / Go to the photo bankPolice officers cordon off the territory near the UK Parliament in London where an assailant attacked a police officer and pedestrians.
Police officers cordon off the territory near the UK Parliament in London where an assailant attacked a police officer and pedestrians. - Sputnik International
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Car crash outside London's Houses of Parliament "a deliberate act" say Scotland Yard.

A car crash in Westminster which left three people injured is being investigated by London's counter terrorism officers.

READ MORE: Car Smashes Into Security Barriers Outside UK Parliament: Several Injured

Here's what we know so far:

 

  • Around 07:30 BST a silver car driven by a man in his 20's crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster and into morning commuters and pedestrians.
  • One woman remains in hospital in a serious but not life threatening condition.
  • One man has been discharged from hospital.
  • One man was treated at the scene for his injuries.
  • A man has been arrested in London on suspicion of terror offences.
  • The suspect is in custody in a south London police station.
  • No other weapons have been found.
  • Parliament Square and Westminster remain shut off to the public.
  • Police need to establish his identity and motivation
  • The suspect is not currently cooperating with counter terrorism officers.
  • The British government's Cobra emergency committee is meeting at 14:00 BST
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