Driver arrested after crashing into barrier at British Parliament

The area around Millbank is on lockdown

Police activity on Millbank, in central London, after a vehicle crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. "I turned around and I saw a silver auto driving very fast close to the railings, maybe even on the pavement".

The Met Police say a number of pedestrians have been injured, but do not believe any of them are in a life-threatening condition.

Video showed the driver being dragged out of his vehicle by a number of police officers.

It's Twitter account read: "At 0737hrs today, a auto was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament".

Westminster has been placed on lockedown as armed police are on the scene in central London.

Armed police were seen leading the driver away in handcuffs, and a number of ambulances are at the scene.

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Those outside have been asked to move back as Parliament Square was closed with dozens of police and emergency vehicles at the scene.

Ms Ochab said "the person driving did not go out" of the vehicle, which did not appear to have a front registration plate when it crashed. "It's all been high-speed and very, very dramatic".

"I think it's not a regular traffic accident, because there's a barrier there". Officers remain at the scene.

"I don't know if it was a tip-off, a warning, that this was a bomb". We will issue further info when we have it. "He was taken away very quickly".

The Houses of Parliament are surrounded with security barriers of steel and concrete.

They also confirmed a number of pedestrains had been injured, and the male driver had been detained at the scene.

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