Melton MP caught up in London terror attack

The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton
The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton
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Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has praised the work of the security services after being caught up in a suspected terrorist attack in London yesterday (Wednesday).

Mr Duncan was told to remain in the chamber as the Houses of Parliament were put into a state of lockdown.

A woman died on Westminster Bridge after a car was driven into pedestrians and a police officer was stabbed in Parliament before being shot by police.

At the times of the incident Sir Alan and other MPs had been called to the chamber to vote.

They were told to remain in the chamber for their own safety while everyone else in the building was instructed not to leave designated evacuation areas.

Sir Alan told the Melton Times in the aftermath of the incident: “Full marks to the police for their speedy response.

“We now wait to hear the details of this horrible incident as events unfold.

“My thoughts are with the victims caught up in today’s attack.”