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.