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Theresa May, the UK’s prime minister, said that parliament will be open for business tomorrow following a “sick and depraved” terrorist attack that left four dead and 20 injured.

Mrs May said that while full details of the attack were still emerging, she could confirm that the “appalling incident” started when a single attacker drove a vehicle into pedestrians, pinning and injuring people.

The suspected attacker then ran towards parliament and was confronted by police officers — killing one — before ultimately being shot dead, she said.

“Any attempt to defeat our values through violence and terror is doomed to failure,” Mrs May said in her brief remarks.

She said that the country’s threat level will remain at “severe”, where it has been for some time. Further operational briefings are expected later in the evening.

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