Driver who Crashed Outside Houses of Parliament Arrested on Suspicion of Terrorism

Following the crash outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday morning, a man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

Several pedestrians were injured as the man, thought to be in his late 20’s, drove at speed into the security barrier outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London.

Armed police arrived at the scene moments after the incident before putting the driver in handcuffs and taking him to a South London police station where he remains in custody. The area is now on lockdown and Westminster tube station is closed.

Currently, no weapons have been recovered from the vehicle.

Most witnesses to the horrific event say it seemed to be a deliberate act.

The steel and concrete barriers around the House of Parliament were extended after the Westminster Bridge attack in March 2017. Khalid Masood mowed down several people after he drove his car into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge. Four people were killed and Masood then stabbed and killed an unarmed police officer, namely PC Keith Palmer.

Counter-terrorism police continue to lead the investigation.