Eastbourne MP ‘seconds away’ from Westminister terror incident

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell speaking in Parliament SUS-160709-094144001
Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell speaking in Parliament SUS-160709-094144001

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has said she was seconds away from a ‘terrorist attack’ at Westminister today (Wednesday).

Mrs Ansell is well and is currently on lockdown with other MPs in the House of Commons after a firearms incident on Westminister Bridge.

She said, “I missed it by seconds, it’s crazy. I heard it all, I was right there. I saw security running towards us.

“I heard the gunshots. I was 20 feet away. There was a mad rush of people, security trying to get us away into the building.

“I was one of the last to be brought into the building.

“I’m feeling fortunate. It puts everything into perspective.

“I have had a flurry of people calling to check if I’m okay, which I’m really grateful for.

“It’s a reminder of the threat we face. And of the amazing work of our security and emergency services here in Parliament.”

Met Police said it is treating the incident as a terrorist attack until known otherwise.