Calls for vigilance after suspected Westminster terror attack

The Westminster terror attack suspect is led away by officers Credit: Sky News
The Westminster terror attack suspect is led away by officers Credit: Sky News

Unmesh Desai has called for a united and vigilant London as the Met continues its enquiries into the suspected Westminster terror attack on the Houses of Parliament.

Two people were injured when a silver Ford Fiesta collided with security barriers on the morning of 14 August.

Officers have confirmed that there was nobody else in the vehicle, and that no weapons have been recovered.

A statement from the Met said that a 29-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences, and that counter terrorism command is investigating.

He was later “further arrested” on suspicion of attempted murder.

It added: “A number of people were injured as a result of the collision and they have been taken to hospital. At this early stage none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

“Officers remain at the scene and cordons are in place to assist the investigation. Road closures in the area are likely to remain in place for some time. Westminster Tube station is currently closed.”

A spokesperson also said that the public can expect to see extra police officers – both armed and unarmed – out on the streets in and around central London.

Mr Desai, Assembly Member for the City & East London and deputy chair of the police and crime committee, praised the response of the force.

“This is a serious incident but thankfully those injured have not suffered life threatening injuries. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

“While it is too early to speculate about the reasons for this incident, our thanks go to the police for their speedy and effective response.

“We would remind Londoners to stand united and be vigilant as always.”

Anyone with information on the alleged Westminster terror attack is asked to call 0800 789 321.

Those with footage or images of the incident are asked to send them to the Met via