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MI5 brands London attack 'disgusting'

Press Association logoPress Association 23/03/2017

The head of MI5 has condemned the London attack as "appalling and disgusting".

Andrew Parker, director-general of the security service, confirmed that its operational response has been "fully mobilised".

He said in a statement: "The thoughts of the men and women of MI5 are with the families of those killed in Westminster (on Wednesday), and with the other innocent people injured in this appalling and disgusting attack.

"We stand shoulder to shoulder with our police colleagues, grieving at their loss while also applauding the professional excellence of their response.

"As Acting Deputy Commissioner (Mark) Rowley said, the security community prepares for such awful events - while working tirelessly to prevent them.

"The MI5 operational response is fully mobilised in support of the police."

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