Man arrested following crash into security barriers at Houses of Parliament

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A car has crashed into security barriers and a man has been arrested outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said.

Streets around Parliament Square, Millbank and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off as dozens of armed police swooped on the scene.

Police activity on Millbank, in central London, after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.Sam Lister/PA Wire

Police activity on Millbank, in central London, after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.Sam Lister/PA Wire

Armed officers could be seen surrounding the car before leading a man away in handcuffs.

A series of ambulances also arrived at the scene.

Scotland Yard said: "At 0737hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

"The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene.

"We will issue further info when we have it."