A group of schoolchildren trapped during a security operation after a terror attack on London’s parliament have “lifted people’s spirits” by breaking out in song.
A member of staff travelling with the 53 students from St John & St Francis Church School in Bridgwater posted on Twitter that the group was safe and having a “sing song”.
We’re all sat in the centre of the #housesofparliament. We are safe, happy and lightening the mood with a sing song
— StJohn&StFrancis (@StJStFChurchSch) March 22, 2017
The buildings of the Houses of Parliament went into lock down after a man mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before crashing his car into the gates of the Palace of Westminster and stabbing a police officer.
Four people – including the police officer who was stabbed and the man responsible for the attack – have been killed, Scotland Yard’s top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley confirmed.
20 people remain injured, with London Ambulance Service confirming at least two of the 12 people taken to hospital are in a critical condition.