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2017-03-23

Five people have died and 40 people have been injured in a terror attack near the UK Houses of Parliament.

At 14.40 GMT a single attacker drove a car over Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament in central London, killing at least two pedestrians and injuring many more.

The car then crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament.

The attacker, armed with a knife, ran to Parliament where he was confronted by the police. One officer – who was not armed – was stabbed and killed. The attacker was shot dead by armed officers.

The injured included three police officers who were walking across the bridge on their way back from a commendation ceremony. Two are described as being in a serious condition.

Police said a “range of nationalities” were among the injured. Parliament was suspended and politicians, journalists and visitors to the buildings were locked in for about five hours.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from Parliament to Westminster Abbey for safety.