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Several pedestrians injured as car hits UK Parliament barriers

Several pedestrians were injured when a car hits the security barriers outside the UK Parliament on Tuesday morning. The driver of the car was arrested and the Counter-terrorism police is investigating further into the incident.

London Metropolitan police said about the investigation on Twitter. They said, “While we are keeping an open mind, the Met’s counter-terrorism command is leading the investigation into the #Webminster incident”.

Nobody is said to be seriously injured in the accident and is going for the treatment of injuries in the hospital.

The metropolitan Police described the whole incident by saying that, “At 0737hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the House of Parliament. The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. We will issue further info when we have it”.

They further added, “At this stage, officers do not believe that anybody is in a life-threatening condition. Cordons are in place to assist the investigation. Webminster tube station is closed”.

After the incident, Westminster station was closed and the building was vacated as nobody is allowed to enter into the Parliament. As Parliament is in summer recess period, most lawmakers and the President Theresa May is on holiday abroad.

Britain is on the spot of severe attacks for the past years as in March 2017, a man named Khalid Masood aged 52 killed four people nearby Webminster Bridge and stabbed one of the unarmed police officer near the Parliament. Later on, he was shot dead by the police.

Last week, a plotting of the murder of more than 100 people were done by a muslim by driving a truck into the pedestrians at London’s Oxford Street and on October last year, 11 people were severely injured when a car collided near Natural History Museum thus terrorizing people around but later on, it emerged to be a road accident.

 

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