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BREAKING: UK Parliament on lockdown following “terrorist incident”

The UK Parliament is on lockdown following a shooting in Westminster which is being treated as a terrorist incident

At least one person is dead following two separate incidents in the vicinity of the House of Westminster.

The House of Commons and House of Lords has been suspended for the day – the first time since 2005.

Witnesses have spoken of hearing four separate gunshots.

The Leader of the House of Commons, David Lidington has confirmed that a police officer has been stabbed inside the grounds of the Parliamentary estate.

There are also reports that a car has been involved in a collision with pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

Reuters are reporting that at least 12 people were struck by the car and were knocked onto the road outside of Big Ben.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, was ushered into a ministerial car when shots were fired.

Transport for London has said that the Westminster underground system has been closed following a police request.

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