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Westminster attack: The scene

"Our building is being evacuated"

By Jay Elwes  

The Prospect office is two minutes from parliament and in the immediate aftermath of today’s suspected terror attack I was standing in the square watching police and paramedics crowding round a body on the floor by the foot of Big Ben. A few yards away from them was a car, parked horizontally across the pavement. The body was covered in a silver blanket, the kind Marathon runners get at the finish line. It was not moving.

A helicopter suddenly appeared, very low over the square, and police officers began to shoo the…

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