March 23, 2017 / 10:39 AM / 6 months ago

UK spy chief says agency fully mobilised after London attack

Police work at Carriage Gate outside the Houses of Parliament the morning after an attack by a man driving a car and weilding a knife left five people dead and dozens injured, in London, Britain, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s domestic intelligence service said its operational response was fully mobilised in support of the police after an attack in London on Wednesday that killed four people.

“We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our police colleagues, grieving at their loss while also applauding the professional excellence of their response,” MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said in a statement.

London police said earlier on Thursday they had arrested eight people in connection with the investigation.

Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Michael Holden

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