Northampton MP told to stay in Parliament after police officer stabbed and one person shot in central London

A Northampton MP working in London has been told to stay in the Houses of Parliament building after Commons Leader David Lidington said a 'police officer has been stabbed' and the 'alleged assailant was shot by armed police' following an incident within the building.

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 3:56 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:03 am
Northampton MP told to stay in Parliament after firearms incident at Westminster. Photo: South West News Service
Northampton MP told to stay in Parliament after firearms incident at Westminster. Photo: South West News Service

David Mackintosh (Northampton South) said that Parliament is still in lockdown and MPs are not allowed to disclose their current location.

However, he has said he will speak out when things have "calmed down."

Scotland Yard officers were called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge after reports that several people injured this afternoon, (Wednesday, March 22) but police are now treating the incident as a terrorist attack.

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Medics at the scene in London. Photo: South West News Service

Parliament has been suspended and two people have been seen by witnesses lying within Old Palace Yard, immediately outside Westminster Hall.

Medics at the scene in London. Photo: South West News Service