London: Attack at the Parliament – Official Updates

London: Attack at the Parliament – Official Updates

UPDATE AT 5 PM

Police are asking people to avoid the following areas:

  • Parliament Square
  • Whitehall
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Lambeth Bridge
  • Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube.

This is to allow the emergency services to deal with the ongoing incident.

Police were called at approximately 14:40 hours to reports of an incident in Westminster Bridge, SW1. It is being treated as a firearms incident.

Officers – including firearms officers – remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.

We thank the public for their assistance.

Police are appealing for any members of the public who may have images or footage of the incident to send them to this address:http://www.ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk

LONDON – Suspected terrorist attack at Westminster around one hour ago.

So far from The Guardian:

 

OFFICIAL NHS UPDATES

Updated at 10:00pm

London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations, Pauline Cranmer, said:

“Today 68 paramedics and ambulance crews responded to the terrorist attack in Westminster along with staff in our control room.

“On behalf of everyone at London Ambulance Service, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the police officer who sadly died today.

“Our thoughts are also with all those affected by today’s incident.

“And I would like to thank all the ambulance staff who responded today alongside our emergency services colleagues.”

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Updated at 7:45pm

London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations Pauline Cranmer said:

“Our thoughts are with the friends and families of those affected by today’s incident.

“We treated 12 patients for serious injuries, who were all taken to hospital. Eight further patients were treated for less serious injuries at the scene. Sadly, three people also died at the scene.

“We were called to the incident at 2.40pm today, with the first ambulance crew arriving within six minutes.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, London’s Air Ambulance and specialist teams trained to respond to this type of incident.

“We have been working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene, with our priority being to ensure patients received the medical help they needed as quickly as possible.

“We declared a major incident and our priority was to assess patients and ensure that they were treated and taken to hospital as soon as possible.

“I would like to thank our staff and the other emergency services who responded today.

“Members of the public who are concerned about friends and relatives should contact the police Casualty Bureau on 0800 056 0944 or 020 7158 0010.”

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Updated at 4:45pm

London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations Pauline Cranmer said:

“We can confirm we have treated at least 10 patients on Westminster Bridge and have put a number of hospitals on alert as we continue to respond to this incident.

“We were called at 2.40pm today, with the first ambulance crew arriving within six minutes.

“We have sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, London’s Air Ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

“We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene, with our priority being to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

“We have declared a major incident and our priority is to assess patients and ensure that they are treated and taken to hospital as soon as possible.

“As we are very busy dealing with this incident, we would ask the public to only call us in a genuine emergency.”

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Updated at 3:40pm

London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations Pauline Cranmer said:

“We were called at 2.40pm to Westminster Bridge to reports of an incident, with the first crew arriving within six minutes.

“We have sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, London’s Air Ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

“We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene, with our priority being to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

“We have declared a major incident and our priority is to assess patients and ensure that they are treated and taken to hospital as soon as possible.

“As we are very busy dealing with this incident, we would ask the public to only call us in a genuine emergency.”

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Updated at 3:15pm

London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations Pauline Cranmer said:

“We were called at 2.40pm to Westminster Bridge to reports of an incident.

We have sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, London’s Air Ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

We will issue more information when we have it.”

ENDS

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