British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament


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LONDON: British police have arrested seven individuals within the investigation into an attacker who killed three individuals and injured about 40 earlier than being shot to demise by police, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer stated on Thursday.

Mark Rowley stated the newest figures have been that there have been 4 lifeless together with the attacker and 29 individuals being handled in hospital, seven of whom have been in a important situation. Police had stated late on Wednesday that the demise toll was 5.

Rowley stated police had searched addresses in London, Birmingham and different elements of the nation of their investigation.

"It's nonetheless our perception ... that this attacker acted alone and was impressed by worldwide terrorism. At this stage we've no particular details about additional threats to the general public," Rowley stated.

He stated there was a mixture of nationalities among the many lifeless however gave no particulars. The victims have been a policeman who was stabbed and two members of the general public, a lady in her mid-40s and a person in his mid-50s.

The fourth lifeless was the assailant.

Police consider they know the id of the attacker however haven't named him.

The assault on Wednesday began when the assailant sped throughout Westminster Bridge in a automotive, ramming pedestrians alongside the best way. He then ran in the direction of parliament and stabbed the policeman earlier than he was shot.

Three French high-school college students aged 15 or 16, who have been on a faculty journey to London with fellow college students from Brittany, have been among the many injured.

French Overseas Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was anticipated to reach in London to go to them at hospital, French media reported.

Westminster Bridge remained cordoned off with a robust police presence. The close by Westminster underground practice station, usually a busy hub within the morning rush hour, was not accessible from road degree because it was inside the cordon.

Parliament was on account of convene later in what Prime Minister Theresa Might stated late on Wednesday was an indication that the assault wouldn't disrupt British democracy or regular life within the capital.