Several dead following suspected terror attack on Westminster Bridge, London
LATEST: The death toll from a terror attack in central London has risen to five with at least 40 others injured.
A police officer was stabbed, and pedestrians run down on Westminster Bridge, a popular tourist spot near the British parliament.
The vehicle crashed into railings, before a man got out and tried to force his way into a courtyard just outside the Houses of Parliament.
The attacker then ran towards an entrance and was shot and killed by officers.
‘This is an assault on every democracy, every Parliament, every free nation. We condemn it.’
– PM Turnbull on the London terror attack. pic.twitter.com/3sXcRIpygS
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Eyewitness Peter Shand, a cab driver, told Ross and John he heard shots and screaming.
‘Very tragic circumstances,’ he said.
‘I heard four gunshots and the police started shouting.
‘The police officer was screaming at the top of his voice at the individual before they shot him.’
Daily Mail journalist Quentin Letts, who works as a sketch writer at Westminster, witnessed the incident.
‘I was able to see a policeman being stabbed, and also the attacker being shot,’ he told Neil Mitchell.
The area was placed into lockdown.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says no Australians have been hurt or killed in the attack.
She told Ross and John the attack had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired attack but it was too early to say.
Reporter Ben Lewis crosses to Ross and John from London:
3AW Breakfast’s senior producer Kate Stevenson was a block away when the attack happened.
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Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism. pic.twitter.com/SidIuIztvu
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