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Man arrested following incident in Westminster

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The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command is investigating an incident in Westminster this morning during which a number of people were injured.

At 07:37hrs on Tuesday 14 August, a silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians, before crashing into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s, was arrested at the scene by armed officers. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in police custody.

He was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses.

There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage.

A number of people were injured as a result of the collision and they have been taken to a 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.

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