Man beheaded in suspected terrorist attack outside army barracks in London
A man believed to be soldier has been beheaded in an attack on a street outside Woolwich barracks in South East London. Armed police who responded to incident have also reportedly shot and injured two people, one of them seriously.
Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that he had asked the Home Secretary Theresa May to chair a meeting of Cobra, the government’s emergency committee and that she had requested updates from MI5 and the Metropolitan Police and the government were treating the incident as suspected terrorist attack.
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Witnesses said a man was assaulted on John Wilson Street in Woolwich by two men who were then shot by armed police officers.