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'Business as usual' as raids take place in London and B'Ham

LOSS: Flowers laid near the scene of the attack in London

DEVELOPMENTS INDICATE that police are getting closer to finding out who was responsible for yesterday's atrocities at Westminster, which left five people dead.

Deputy Parliamentary speaker Lindsay Hoyle told Sky News this morning that it would be "business as usual" in the house, after prayers at 9.30am and a one-minute silence at 9.33am will be observed by MPs in London. The Scottish Parliament will join in with the silence to show "solidarity with our colleagues at Westminster".

Police have confirmed this morning that seven people, described as being "a mix of nationalities" have been detained after dawn raids on six houses, some of which were in London and Birmingham.

RESPONSE: Prime Minister Theresa May addressing the world from outside her iconic Downing Street address

Last night Prime Minister Theresa May called the culprit a "sick and depraved terrorist", whilst London Mayor Sadiq Khan appeared unflappable in the face of a provocative Tweet from the son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Jr; who posted:

"You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan".

Khan responded:

"I’m not going to respond to tweets by Donald Trump. What I will say is this: the threat level in London and our country remains the same. It’s severe. That means, according to the experts, an attack is highly likely."

Prime Minister Theresa May will be making a further statement this morning at 10.30am GMT.

This story is developing.

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