Theresa May's Former Advisor On What PM Will Be Doing After Westminster Car Crash

14 August 2018, 08:50 | Updated: 14 August 2018, 11:43

Theresa May's former advisor says police and security services will be working closely after a number of pedestrians have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

Tom Swarbrick, a former advisor to Theresa May, told Nick Ferrari that under these circumstances "the engagement now between officials both within Number 10, within the police services, and the security services, about what's going on, and who might be involved."

The LBC presenter said: "They'll be updates between them as to what level of response is required, what the police are going to be doing, and how long it might last for."

A number of pedestrians have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

Footage shows a large police presence on the scene in Westminster, including armed officers.

Scotland Yard have said a man has been arrested.

London Ambulance Service said in a statement that they have treated two people at the scene for injuries that are "not believed to be serious".

A Met Police statement read: "A man has been arrested following a collision in Westminster this morning.

"At 07:37hrs today, Tuesday 14 August, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

"The male driver of the car (no further details) was arrested by officers at the scene.

"A number of pedestrians have been injured. We await an update on their condition, however officers do not believe that anyone is in a life-threatening condition.

Officers remain at the scene and cordons are in place to assist the investigation. Westminster Tube station is closed."

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