Statement Regarding Today's Suspected Terror Attack

Pirate Party UK statement about today's suspected terror attack in London.

The victims included many people just crossing Westminster bridge at the time of the incident. Some reported French students were included in the injured, along with some Policemen who were just returning from a commendation ceremony. While 2 of the confirmed dead include the assailant and an armed police officer.

The full police statement from Commander Harrington at this time can be found here.

Harley Faggetter, Pirate Party UK London Branch Leader said:

"We are deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific attack earlier today in London. Firstly, our hearts go out to all those caught up in today's incident along with the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones or been injured.

"We would like to assure everyone that so far we have checked with our London branch and so far no Pirates have been reported as harmed. Most have reported in safe and well, have been spotted by other members or are unlikely to be in the areas described in the attacks.

"While the full picture is still emerging, it seems that at least four people are confirmed dead and up to twenty others may have been injured.

"We would like to extend our thanks to those who work in the Emergency Services who, despite the risk posed, went to help others and so stemmed the loss of life. Our emergency services train tirelessly​, hoping never to use their skills, but it has been proven today what an asset they are to the country.

"This is currently being treated as a terrorist attack, and if it was then we must redouble our efforts to defeat these murderous individuals who wish to destroy our way of life. However, we must not forget that this very way of life that we cherish is a freedom we enjoy: we should not have this freedom restricted in response to the acts of these terrorists or in an attempt to prevent further outrages. It is times like these that we need to stand together and show the world that we will not cower in fear but will continue with our way of life despite any  efforts to undermine it."

While no details of the assailant are yet known and the police investigation is still underway, we urge any members of the public with any eyewitness information to please contact the police on the anti-terrorist hotline number of 0800 789321, or for any images or footage of the attack to be sent to the police to aid in this investigation at the website www.ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk. We reiterate the Police statement that members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999.

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 22:15
Harley Faggetter

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