Parsons Green incident

15 September 2017

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the explosion on a train at Parsons Green Station this morning is being treated as terrorism. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has received casualties.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the explosion on a train at Parsons Green Station this morning is being treated as terrorism.

Chief Operating Officer Rob Hodgkiss said: “Following today’s incident at Parsons Green Station we initiated our major incident protocol. We have been working closely with the emergency services to ensure we treat patients in a safe and timely manner.

“Our major incident plans are well-tested and our doctors, nurses and support teams have worked extremely hard to ensure all casualties receive excellent care along with our other patients.

“At 1pm we stepped down from major incident status and continue as business as usual. We received 14 casualties including a small number of admissions to our specialist burns unit.

“I would like to thank our staff for the incredible work they have carried out today under difficult circumstances.

“Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by today’s events.”

  • If you are worried about friends or family please contact the Metropolitan Police on 020 7230 1212 or call 101
  • If you have information about the incident please contact the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency

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