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May to chair Cobra meeting after incident

Press Association logoPress Association 22/03/2017

Prime Minister Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee to discuss the immediate response to the bloody incident at the Palace of Westminster.

The Cobra committee brings together government ministers with senior officials of the emergency services and security and intelligence agencies.

Meeting in a briefing room of the Cabinet Office on Whitehall, Cobra co-ordinates the high-level response to serious incidents, and has previously gathered after terrorist atrocities including the July 7 attacks on the London transport network and the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

There was no immediate information on who will attend Wednesday's meeting.

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