Woolwich Terror Attack: Cobra Meeting Convened

Local MP Nick Raynsford says a soldier from Woolwich Barracks died in the incident. Sky are reporting today’s murder in Woolwich as a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack…

UPDATE: BBC’s Nick Robinson reporting that the “People carrying out the attack were of Muslim appearance and cries of God is Great or Allahu Akbar were heard”.

UPDATE II: Met Police statement:

UPDATE III: The PM is expected to cancel his trip in Paris and fly back to London. Boris has cancelled a talk at the LSE to attend the Cobra meeting.




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