REPORTS of a shooting at Westminster are being relayed via BBC News. A policeman has been stabbed inside the Parliament perimeter. MP’s reported that they had heard gunshots and that shots had been fired outside Portcullis House. Police were called at 2.40pm to a fire arms incident on Westminster Bridge. Reports of a car mounting a pavement and mowing down pedestrians are also being relayed. Emergency crews arrived at the scene within six minutes and they have declared a ‘major incident’.
The Leader of the House of Commons David Lidington told MP’s that an incident had occurred within the Westminster Estate and that a
policeman had been stabbed. The Leader also said that an air ambulance was in attendance and that the House of Commons was suspended. Downing Street is also on ‘lockdown’.
Witnesses report hearing a loud bang outside Westminster Tube Station and hearing several shots being fired outside Parliament.
Reports are emerging of the two separate incidents where one person had been shot dead. Social media is carrying numerous photos of people on the ground injured. The whole area around Westminster has been cordoned off. The former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski was in a taxi crossing Westminster Bridge when he witnessed people bleeding on the ground.
Further reports suggest that there were three separate incidents within a short distance of Parliament. One incident occurred at at Westminster Bridge involving a car running into pedestrians. The second incident involved a car being driven into railings outside Parliament and a third incident occurred in which a police officer was stabbed. The incidents are being described as a terrorist attack.
It is believed that Llanelli MP Nia Griffith is locked inside Parliament along with the other MP’s. Llanelli Online understands that Nia Griffith MP has contacted Labour colleagues in Llanelli to inform them that she is O.K. It is being reported that at least one person has died as a result of injuries and that many other are suffering from ‘catastrophic’ injuries.
First Minister Carwyn Jones has described the incident as
A terrible attack at the heart of our democracy