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London is in lockdown after a terrorist attack outside Parliament that has left four people dead.
At least 20 others are injured, some critically, after a man in a four-wheel-drive mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.
The driver then ran through the gates of Parliament and fatally stabbed a police officer, before being shot dead.
“Sadly I can confirm that now four people have died that includes the police officer protecting Parliament and one man we believe to be the attacker.. the officer’s family has been made aware. At least 20 people have been injured,” Acting Deputy Police Commissioner, Mark Rowley, said.
It’s believed the attacker was acting alone, but the area around Parliament remains in lock-down, as a thorough search continues.
No Australians have been killed.
DFAT has opened a hotline for concerned relatives and friends: 1300 555 135.