LATEST: King’s Lynn Muslim community leaders condemn Westminster terror attack

Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."
Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Leaders of Lynn’s Muslim community have this afternoon expressed their outrage at the terrorist attack on Westminster yesterday.

Four people, including the attacker, were killed in the incident, while dozens more were injured.

The so-called Islamic State group is reported to have claimed responsibility for the atrocity, which police say was carried out by 52-year-old Khalid Masood.

In a statement issued a short time ago, the West Norfolk Islamic Association condemned the attack.

Its president, Azam Gabbair, said: “The committee and local Muslim community express our sadness at this shocking news.

“Whoever committed the attack and whatever the motives, our thoughts, and sympathy are with the victims, their families, especially the brave police officers, ambulance and security service officers who challenged and stopped this attack and helped those injured.”

“London is our capital and we stand in solidarity with all Londoners.

“At times like this, we all have a duty to come together and ensure that the forces of hatred do not divide us.”

Later this evening, the colours of the Union flag will be projected onto Lynn’s town hall to honour the victims.

Earlier, a minute’s silence was observed at West Norfolk Council’s headquarters in the town. Flags have been flown at half-mast throughout the day.