LONDON, March 22 Sterling fell to the day's low
against the dollar and a six-day low versus the euro on
Wednesday after loud bangs were heard outside Britain's
Police said they were called to a firearms incident on
Westminster Bridge near parliament.
Sterling fell to $1.2424, down from around $1.2451
and leaving the currency down around 0.4 percent on the day.
The pound also hit a two-month low of 137.77 yen
, down over 1 percent against the safe-haven
The pound also hit the day's low of 87 pence per euro
, also down 0.4 percent on the day.
British 10-year government bond yields fell to a
more-than-two-week low of 1.175 percent. Gilt futures
hit a session high.
Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index remained broadly
unchanged, down 0.9 percent, as was the more
domestically-exposed mid-cap index, down 1 percent.
(Reporting by Jemima Kelly, Andy Bruce and Kit Rees, editing by