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Car crash outside Westminster

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youarenotkiddingme Tue 14-Aug-18 07:58:54

Now it's just happened as RG was outside reporting for GMB.

No one knows what happened or why and if it's suspicious or not.

But I think the fact the immediate reaction was for armed police, no one to approach the car until they arrived and a huge cordon was applied once they'd seen driver shows that we do in fact live in a time where the suspicion is always the worst rather than the best.

Thank goodness no one else other than the driver is involved.

youarenotkiddingme Tue 14-Aug-18 08:02:47

There has been an arrest.

Flamingo19 Tue 14-Aug-18 08:04:26

I saw this come live as it has happened, it’s quite scary. Even if it’s just an accident, it’s scary how we are living in a time where an accident would provoke so much attention but equally a fab job by our police force for being so quick!

Singlenotsingle Tue 14-Aug-18 08:05:04

GMB are making a meal of this. I've changed over to BBC

NewUserNameTime Tue 14-Aug-18 08:06:07

Is it one arrest or several? When I left it was still unclear what happened after the AP arrived. No footage/clarity over how many people had arrived

Flamingo19 Tue 14-Aug-18 08:07:46

One arrest, now the Met are saying pedestrians have been injured

rainbowstardrops Tue 14-Aug-18 08:11:18

BBC have just said they think a cyclist was hit by the car.

butlerswharf Tue 14-Aug-18 08:12:12

Armed police are always outside Westminster so they'll always be the ones to respond.

Rachie1986 Tue 14-Aug-18 08:15:11

I've just read there have been injuries of pedestrians.

youarenotkiddingme Tue 14-Aug-18 08:16:21

They aren't clear about what's happened still.

1 attest and some people are injured.

They are saying the lay by he went in isn't the usual route down the road.

They are increasing the size of the cordon.

Totally agree that the police response was amazing and as usual we are lucky to have our blue light workers who respond quickly with no thought to their own safety as primary concern.

Totally agree as well it's this response to what's possibly just an accident that shows the high alert we are on as a country.

53rdWay Tue 14-Aug-18 08:21:01

Don’t disagree we’re on high alert as a country but when it’s right outside Parliament you’d expect this kind of response anyway.

MaureenMLove Tue 14-Aug-18 08:27:24

Hope it's nothing sinister. Agree with previous poster though, we are high alert of course, but police have been watching these places for years and years. I once had a car accident in almost the same place! Police were there within seconds and that was in 1995!

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Tue 14-Aug-18 08:29:13

Who is RG?

youarenotkiddingme Tue 14-Aug-18 08:30:23

Richard Gaisford - their political correspondent.

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Tue 14-Aug-18 08:32:02

Ah yes I know him, just couldn’t work out the initials

youarenotkiddingme Tue 14-Aug-18 08:33:42

Well it was rather presumptuous of me to assume people would know who I meant! grin

YeTalkShiteHen Tue 14-Aug-18 08:33:57

I know this is probably the wrong response but it’s interesting how the politicians have their arses covered by a wonderful police response in London (not police bashing in any way) but haven’t done a fucking thing about the 90 murder victims in London so far this year.

Shows their priorities right up (politicians)

GabsAlot Tue 14-Aug-18 08:34:21

armed police always outside parliament so id expect them to respond first

HollowTalk Tue 14-Aug-18 08:38:00

I know this is probably the wrong response but it’s interesting how the politicians have their arses covered by a wonderful police response in London (not police bashing in any way) but haven’t done a fucking thing about the 90 murder victims in London so far this year.

I was thinking exactly the same thing.

CoolCarrie Tue 14-Aug-18 08:38:02

Well that poor policeman who was stabbed to death didn’t have his arse covered did he Hen? And that was just outside Westminster. The police have learnt from that terrible incident.

Aragog Tue 14-Aug-18 08:40:25

Aren't the politicians in their 'holiday' recess from parliament? So, the armed police aren't there just for them especially at the moment.

Clairetree1 Tue 14-Aug-18 08:42:29

41 people injured when a coach load of families overturned on the M25 yesterday didn't get this response...

still, I suppose it was less likely to be rigged to explode

YeTalkShiteHen Tue 14-Aug-18 08:43:13

Well that poor policeman who was stabbed to death didn’t have his arse covered did he Hen?

No he didn’t, and he’s also not a politician which kind of proves my point! They don’t care who is in the line of fire as long as they’re protected in their fancy parliament!

PlatypusPie Tue 14-Aug-18 08:45:00

The MPs aren’t there but it is a huge tourist draw and will have been plenty of them there, even at that time in the morning ( jet lag, getting ahead of the rest).

Sturmundcalm Tue 14-Aug-18 08:45:45

I know this is probably the wrong response but it’s interesting how the politicians have their arses covered by a wonderful police response in London (not police bashing in any way) but haven’t done a fucking thing about the 90 murder victims in London so far this year.

would you prefer that we were like mexico?? edition.cnn.com/2018/06/27/americas/mexico-political-deaths-election-season-trnd/index.html

I'm not minimising the need for action to address the murder rate in london at the moment but find it really depressing that you think the answer is to let politicians be assassinated...

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