Westminster attack: Police issue warning to anyone sharing pictures

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Wednesday 22 March 2017 17:00
Picture~:(REUTERS/Toby Melville)

A police officer has been stabbed following a “terror incident” outside the House of Parliameent.

One man has reportedly been shot by armed police.

Several people were injured after a car ploughed into a crowd.

Social media has been exceedingly active, as people have taken to sharing photographs and videos of the victims.

The following images have been blurred by indy100:

Picture: REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Picture: AP Photo/Matt Dunham(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Picture: AP Photo/Matt Dunham(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Metropolitan Police have tweeted a warning about sharing photographs and videos of the incident.

Please use common sense and restraint in circulating pictures and videos of those that have been injured during the incident.

The Met are encouraging people who do have images of the incident, to send it to them:

This will presumably aid in their investigation.

You can do this by clicking this link and filling out the form.

News outlets and citizens alike are being urged to take caution when sharing photographs of injured people, as well as of law enforcement, especially given that the incident has not yet been officially resolved.

You can follow updates of the incident on The Independent live blog.

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