Parsons Green Terror Attack

A British Transport Police spokesman has confirmed that the police are treating this morning’s incident at Parsons Green as “terrorist-related”. A senior officer said:

“At this stage we are treating the matter as a terrorist-related incident and the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command will take responsibility for that investigation.” 

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident.”

The Prime Minister will chair COBRA at 13.00.

UPDATE 11.38: Met Police statement:

UPDATE 14:45: Prime Minister Theresa May has made a statement following this afternoon’s COBRA meeting.

UPDATE 20:25: Prime Minister Theresa May says the national threat level has been raised from severe to critical (the highest level). Operation Temperer – in which troops are deployed to guard static locations – has been activated.




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