London attack in Westminster on 22 March 2017, 2.40pm local time
(posted 11am on 23 March 2017, AEDT – Alert for PDS effective 24 November 2016)
Around 2.40pm on Wednesday, 22 March 2017, London time, a man drove onto the footpath of Westminster Bridge, striking numerous pedestrians before smashing into the perimeter wall outside Parliament. He then attacked and killed a police officer before being killed himself. At least two other victims have died with reports of around 20 more injured.
The public are asked to monitor the media and follow advice of local authorities, including avoiding areas around Parliament Square, Whitehall, Westminster and Lambeth Bridge and several nearby tube stations. Also, monitor advice provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
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