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Westminster incident update

Thirteen of our politics students and one of our lecturers on a two-day field trip to the Houses of Parliament were affected by yesterday’s events at Westminster.

One student is still undergoing hospital treatment and all at the University are wishing him well. All other students are now safely at home.

Our students, their families and the staff member involved are being supported by the University. Counselling is available to students and staff.

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the events.


Edge Hill University student injured in Westminster attack

Students and lecturer from university were at Parliament when attack happened

Emergency services seen on Westminster Bridge on March 22, 2017 in London, England. A police officer was stabbed near to the British Parliament and the alleged assailant shot by armed police.. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

A student from Edge Hill University in Ormskirk has reportedly been injured in today’s suspected terrorist attack near Parliament in London.

A lecturer and a group of students from the university were in Westminster when the attack happened.

One student, Travis Frain, from Darwen, was hurt during the attack.

A spokeperson from Edge Hill University confirmed Travis had been caught up in the incident and had suffered several minor injuries.

A spokesman for Edge Hill said: “All students and lecturer in Westminster have been accounted for and are being supported by the University.”

Today’s terrifying incident has seen one woman murdered on Westminster Bridge in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.

A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was subsequently shot by police.

A number of pedestrians are reported to have been hit by a car on the bridge, before the vehicle crashed into railings.

Police said there were “a number of casualties… including police officers” and a “full counter-terrorism inquiry” was under way.

It is believed that two people were in the vehicle on the bridge.

Prime Minister Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee later.

Met Police Commander BJ Harrington said he was unable to confirm details of casualties.

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