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'Just so awful': Hackney MP Meg Hillier on Westminster attack

PUBLISHED: 19:12 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 19:12 22 March 2017

Ambulances on Westminster Bridge. Picture: Scott D'Arcy/PA Wire

Ambulances on Westminster Bridge. Picture: Scott D'Arcy/PA Wire

Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier said today's apparent terrorist attack in Westminster is a "horrible reminder" nine months after Jo Cox's murder.

Ms Hiller is currently locked in Parliament’s Members’ Lobby after the attack which has left four dead and several injured.

She told the Gazette this evening: “I was voting at the time of the incident which all occured as I was about to start a committee hearing. Parliament locked down very quickly.

“My staff were moved from their office by armed police who cleared the buildings but are all also safe. My thought are with the dead police officer’s family. It’s just so awful. It’s all very shocking and within a year of Jo’s murder is a horrible reminder.”

Meanwhile, Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott tweeted: “In the chamber of the House of Commons. Parliament still on lockdown. So grateful to police, security services and House of Commons staff.”

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