London attack: latest updates

Credits: The Guardian

London – by Chiara Fiorillo

Here are the latest updates of today’s attack in London:

  1. Police confirmed four people have died, including a police officer and a man who is believed to be the attacker. Two of the victims are believed to have died on the Bridge.
  2. At least 20 other people were injured as the attacker drove into them in a car on Westminster Bridge. Among the wounded people there are three French students from a secondary school in Brittany. Also three police officers returning from a ceremony were among the people injured on the bridge.
  3. One woman was rescued from the Thames after she jumped or fell from the bridge.
  4. The assailant was shot and killed by armed police inside the security cordon of the Houses of Parliament.
  5. The whole area around Westminster has been locked down.
  6. Buildings are in lockdown. Metropolitan Police say they are treating it as a terrorist incident.
  7. Theresa May will shortly hold a special ministers’ meeting.
  8. The prime minister, Theresa May, was evacuated from the parliament building and driven to Downing Street within minutes from the attack.
  9. The public is invited to call 999 only in case of a genuine emergency.
  10. The London Eye is also in lockdown, with some people being held inside the attraction’s pods.
  11. The flag above Scotland Yard is being flown to remember the heroism of its officer and the other victims of the attack.