Wednesday 22 November 2017

Police have issued a warning about sharing pictures of the Westminster attack on social media

By Alistair Mason

The Met asked people to show “common sense and restraint”.

Police are requesting people use “common sense and restraint” when sharing pictures of the attack in Westminster.

At least two people died in an incident which saw a car mow down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before an attacker was shot by police moments after stabbing an officer.

As people shared pictures and videos of the incident, some of them graphic, police issued this warning.

That sentiment was echoed by other police forces and members of the public.

Among the images shared by people on Twitter were some showing bloody casualties of the attack being treated by emergency services.

Three French teenagers on a school visit to London were among those injured on the bridge, while at least one of the people being treated in the palace courtyard was wheeled away on a stretcher with their face covered.

One pedestrian hit by the attacker’s car before he reached Parliament was confirmed dead by a doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital, while others were said to have suffered “catastrophic” injuries.

Press Association

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