Parliament terror attack: Four confirmed dead after shocking assault on Westminster

MPs were left in lockdown after the attacks

Parliament was rocked by two separate attacks this afternoon, according to reports

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Four people have been confirmed dead and a further 20 injured after the terror attacks in Westminster this afternoon.

This total includes a police officer and the man believed to have perpetrated the attack.

It has been reported that two police officers received treatment after the attacks: one was reportedly injured after a 4x4 car moved down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, while another was stabbed by an attacker outside the gates of Parliament. 

The attacker carrying a knife was subsequently shot. It has been reported that both attacks were carried out by the same person.

Several of the injuries have been described as "catastrophic."

The two incidents took place at around 2.40pm GMT. Estimates of the number of injuries varies, with Reuters having reported 12 people were hurt in the attack.

Police say they are treating the incidents, which took place on the one-year anniversary of the massacre in Brussels, as terror-related.