London was hit by tragedy today after a policeman was fatally stabbed and multiple pedestrians mowed down by a car in a suspected terror attack.
An alleged terrorist is said to have driven over Westminster Bridge, hitting several bystanders including three police officers as one woman leaped into the River Thames.
Wielding a knife, he then stabbed to death a police officer before being shot by armed police just inside the Houses of Parliament security cordon.
Five people died in the attack – including brave 48-year-old PC Keith Palmer, three members of the public, and the alleged attacker.
At least 40 others have been left injured, some with “catastrophic” wounds.
Tonight, Theresa May gave a powerful speech on the steps of Downing Street declaring British values will not be defeated by the attack. Dressed in black, the Prime Minister condemned “the sick and depraved terrorist attack on the streets of our capital this afternoon.”
She added: “We will all move forward together, never giving in to terror and never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart.”
Hundreds of MPs were locked in the House of Commons chamber for five hours today as Mrs May was dramatically evacuated.