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Bill English: Thoughts with London

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/03/2017
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New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English has expressed his condolences over an attack near London's Westminster Palace, which has left four people dead, including a police officer and the alleged assailant.

The four were killed and at least 20 injured on Wednesday (local time) after a car ploughed into pedestrians on the popular Westminster Bridge and an attacker stabbed a policeman, in what police called a terrorist incident.

Mr English on Thursday morning (NZT) issued a message over Twitter.

"The thoughts of New Zealand are with the people of London, and with the victims and their family & friends, following this terrible attack," he said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says there's no indication any New Zealanders were caught up in the incident.

"We advise New Zealanders in London to avoid the Westminster area, follow any instructions issued by the local authorities and let family in New Zealand know they're safe and well," an MFAT spokesman said.

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