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BREAKING: Police search Nottingham address in connection with Westminster terrorist incident

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Counter Terrorism officers, supported by Nottinghamshire Police, are undertaking a search of a residential property in Nottingham this evening (Tuesday 14 August 2018).

Nottinghamshire Police said:

‘The activity, at a flat in the Radford/Arboretum area of the city, is in response to this morning’s declared terrorist incident in Westminster.

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‘As a result we have increased patrols in the area in a bid to provide reassurance to local residents. If anyone has any concerns we would encourage them to speak to a uniformed officer.

‘We are continually monitoring the situation closely and will of course respond appropriately should any direct threat to public safety be identified.

‘Further enquiries relating to the police investigation should be referred to the Metropolitan Police Service on 020 7230 2171.’

Statement from Met Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu in relation to this morning’s incident in Westminster:

‘The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command is investigating an incident in Westminster this morning during which a number of people were injured.

‘At 07:37 am on Tuesday 14 August, a silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians, before crashing into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

‘The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s, was arrested at the scene by armed officers. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in police custody.

‘He was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu

‘There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage.

‘A number of people were injured as a result of the collision and they have been taken to hospital.

‘At this early stage none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

‘Officers remain at the scene and cordons are in place to assist the investigation. Road closures in the immediate area are likely to remain in place for some time.

‘At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation.

‘The public can also expect to see extra police officers – both armed and unarmed – out on the streets in and around central London.

‘The public should remain vigilant and if you see anything suspicious that causes concern, dial 999 immediately.

‘If you have information about this incident

Please call us on 0800 789 321.’