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BBC News presenter makes insensitive blunder during London terror attack report

Mirror logo Mirror 22/03/2017 Nicola Oakley
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A BBC News presenter made an unfortunate mistake during reports of the terror attack in London today.

Police are now classing the incident as terrorism after a policeman was injured outside the Houses of Parliament and a man with a knife was shot.

On Westminster Bridge, several people have received 'catastrophic' injuries, according to reports, after a car mounted the pavement prior to the attack outside Parliament.

During a breaking news broadcast on the attack on the BBC, the presenters had announced they would be showing an eyewitness account.

But a different clip, totally unrelated to the events unfurling in the capital, was broadcast instead.

The feed then cut back to the presenters' desk, where one was wildly making a 'cut throat' motion.

She quickly realised she was back on screen and appeared to mouth 'I'm sorry' at the camera.

Clearly, the presenter was trying to let producers know that they were playing the wrong clip and to 'cut' it.

But the motion was unfortunate considering the circumstances surrounding the attack on the UK's capital today.

A man with a knife was shot 'multiple times' by police outside the Houses of Parliament this afternoon.

A police officer was being treated at the scene for knife-related injuries.

There are also reports and eyewitness accounts of a car driving along the pavement on Westminster Bridge, mowing down pedestrians.

A junior doctor at St Thomas' Hospital in London told Sky News that one woman is dead and a number of others have been hurt with 'catastrophic injuries' on the bridge. Credits: PA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: PA

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