Read Theresa May's statement on today's terror attack in Westminster

Read Theresa May's statement on today's terror attack in Westminster

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement on today's terror attack in Westminster. 

Read the full text of her statement below.

 

 

Today’s suspected attack outside the Houses of Parliament is shocking.

For the second time in as many years the home of our democracy, which is a potent symbol of our precious values of tolerance and freedom, has witnessed terrible scenes just yards from its door.

My thoughts are with the innocent members of the public who were hurt in this appalling incident. I wish them a speedy recovery and we must be thankful that nobody suffered life-threatening injuries.

I also wish to praise the formidable courage of our emergency services, who were on the scene immediately and in significant numbers.

Once again, they did not flinch and ran towards a dangerous situation in order to protect the public. The country is hugely grateful for their calmness and professionalism.

The threat to the United Kingdom from terrorism remains severe. I would urge the public to remain vigilant, but also to come together and carry on as normal, just as they did after the sickening attacks in Manchester and London last year.

The twisted aim of the extremists is to use violence and terror to divide us. They will never succeed.