ADVERTISING
 
Friday, January 18   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Bible literacy
How often do you read the Bible?







SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Westminster parliament
 

Four dead and several critically injured in London terrorist attack

Eight arrests have been made in raids following the attack. 29 have been injured near Westminster.

SOURCES Agencies AUTHOR Evangelical Focus LONDON 23 MARCH 2017 11:35 h GMT+1
Scene after the attack in London. / Toby Melville Reuters

Police confirmed that four people have died in the London attack on Wednesday, including a Metropolitan Police officer, the attacker, a woman who was a teacher at London College, and a man in his mid-50s .



Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism, Mark Rowley also confirmed that at least forty people have been injured, and seven are in a critical condition.



The police officer was Keith Palmer, 48, a member of the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command, with 15 years’ service in the force. He was unarmed.



In the attack, a man drove a car over Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament in central London, killing two pedestrians and injuring many more. He then ran towards Parliament where he stabbed PC Palmer who was unarmed. Armed police then shot dead the attacker in the grounds.



 



EIGHT PEOPLE ARRESTED



Eight arrests have been made in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere following the attack, police have said.



In a statement made outside Scotland Yard, Mr Rowley said: "The inquiries in Birmingham, London and other parts of the country are continuing. It is still our belief - which continues to be borne out by our investigation - that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism."



"To be explicit, at this stage we have no specific information about further threats to the public", he added.



Right after the attack, police had called it a “terrorist attack”.





HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT SIT AS NORMAL



Parliament was suspended and politicians, journalists and visitors to the buildings were locked in for about five hours. Hundreds of people were evacuated from Parliament to Westminster Abbey for safety.



But on Thursday, both the House of Commons and the House of Lords sit at their normal times. Following the minute's silence, MPs have resumed the usual business of the day.



 



"SICK AND DEPRAVED ATTACK"



Theresa May was rushed out of parliament as the attack unfolded and later chaired an emergency meeting of the government’s crisis committee, Cobra.



Shortly before 9pm on Wednesday  the Prime Minister confirmed that what she called the “sick and depraved” attack had been carried out by a single assailant.



She also praised "the bravery of the police and other emergency services, who ran towards the danger, even as they encouraged others to move the other way”.



Read prayers and reactions of Christians to the terrorist attack.




 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Four dead and several critically injured in London terrorist attack
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
VIDEO Video
 
The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis

Jerry Root compares the search for meaning of C.S. Lewis with Saint Augustine's reflections.

 
The reliability of the Bible The reliability of the Bible

Jim Cecy, Senior Pastor, Campus Bible Church, answers the question Why is a defense of the reliability of the Bible important?

 
Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms” Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms”

Protests and prayers continue in Bulgaria for the sixth week.

 
That night That night

“No one came ot help that night, no nurse to numb the fright...”

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.