Seven arrested following Westminster attack

Acting Deputy Commissioner and head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley has confirmed that seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead.

In an update on the ongoing situation, Rowley said: “Hundreds of detectives have been working through the night and during that time I can confirm we have searched six addresses - and made seven arrests. The inquiries in Birmingham, London and other parts of the country continue.”

Rowley also said: “Greater clarity is now developing regarding the casualty figures as we have now collated information from the public and five hospitals - the latest figures I have are that there are currently four dead and 29 people were treated in hospital.

“Tragically the deaths included PC Keith Palmer who was protecting Parliament, and two members of the public - a woman aged in her mid 40’s and a man aged in his mid 50’s.

“The fourth man of course was the terrorist who was shot dead by armed police at the scene.

Prime Minister Theresa May said: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected – to the victims themselves, and their family and friends who waved their loved ones off, but will not now be welcoming them home.

"For those of us who were in Parliament at the time of this attack, these events provide a particular reminder of the exceptional bravery of our police and security services who risk their lives to keep us safe."

The Met has urged members of the public for their continued help and vigilance in the case and to report anything that causes concern or suspicion by calling 0800 789 321 or 999.

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