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Delays of 50 minutes reported after three-vehicle crash on A38
A three-vehicle crash on the A38 at a busy turn-off is causing major delays for rush hour commuters this afternoon. The incident, which has taken place on the B5016 for the Barton under Needwood and Walton-on-Trent turn off, is near to Barton Turns and involved a transit van which is now blocking two lanes.
Heavy congestion on the A38
There is heavy congestion on the A38 between Burton and Barton.
UK terror threat will remain at severe
Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the country’s terror threat will remain at severe despite this morning’s terror attack.
Bomb on tube train ‘had timer’
The bomb on the tube train was linked to a timer, sources have told the BBC.
It is not believed to be a suicide bombing, suggesting the device was placed on the train at an earlier point.
The device is not believed to have worked properly.
Security expert likens device to Boston bomb
A security expert has likened the London terror attack device to the Boston bomb that detonated during the marathon in 2013.
Major General Chip Chapman told Sky News...
You can almost certainly say this is Islamist jihadist violence.
It’s no accident this was both in a confined place and a crowded place.
It seems to be this bomb either malfunctioned or it’s not TATP, the explosives used by groups like IS.
It’s more like the Boston bomb. It’s almost like a pressure cooker device.
18 people taken to hospital after explosion in London
London Ambulance Service has confirmed that 18 people have been taken to hospital after an explosion on the Tube in London.
A spokesman has said none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.
St John Ambulance Service issue first aid advice following attack
St John Ambulance Service issue first aid advice following attack:
What to do:
1. Start cooling the burn as quickly as possible with cool running water. Help the casualty to sit or lie down, preventing the burnt area from touching the ground to keep it clean
2. Call 999 or 112 for emergency help
• If possible, ask someone else to call so that you can continue to cool the burn
3. Continue cooling the area for at least 10 minutes or until the pain feels better.
• Do not over cool the casualty in case you lower their body temperature to a dangerous level, causing hypothermia. This can be more serious in the elderly and babies
4. Do not touch the burn. Carefully remove any jewellery, watches, belts, shoes or burnt clothing before the area begins to swell.
• Do not remove any clothing that is stuck to the burn.
• If there is someone else available to assist you, they can do this while you continue to cool the burn
5. When the burn has cooled cover the area loosely with cling film, lengthways. Discard the first two turns of the cling film, and then apply a new piece lengthways over the burn.
• If the burn is to a hand or foot you could use a clean plastic bag
• If there is no cling film you could use a sterile dressing or non-fluffy material such as a triangular bandage
• Secure with a bandage or adhesive tape but not to the damaged skin
6. While waiting for help reassure them and treat them for shock if necessary. Monitor level of response.
Burns advice video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaJmzB8YgS0&t=4s
St John Ambulance Service release statement following London terrorist attack
A spokesman for St John Ambulance Service said:
“We believe that put simply, first aid can be the difference between life and death and knowing basic first aid in a terror attack or in an everyday emergency situation, will give you more confidence to deal with a crisis.
“It’s very important to act quickly in an emergency to give people the best chance of survival and we encourage anyone who would like to learn first aid to view our first aid videos, download our app or attend a first aid course to ensure you have the necessary skills should you ever need them.”
Statement from Metropolitan Police
A spokesman from the force said:
Officers from the Met’s counter-terrorism command are investigating after an incident on a London tube train this morning.
Police were called at approximately 8.20am on Friday, September 15 to Parsons Green underground station following reports of a fire on the train.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counter-terror policing, has declared it a terrorist incident.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police attended the scene, along with colleagues from the London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service.
At present we are aware of a number of people who have suffered injuries. It is too early to confirm the cause of the fire, which will be subject to the investigation that is now underway by the Met’s counter-terrorism command.
The station remains cordoned off and we are advising people to avoid the area.
Police confirm London explosion is being treated as a terror attack
Police have confirmed the incident appears to be a terror attack.
It is being investigated by Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism unit.
20 injured in London tube explosion
There have been reports that 20 people have been injured in an explosion on a tube carriage in London.
London Ambulance release a statement
Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 8:20am to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station. We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes. Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.
Traffic lights at busy junction are not working in Burton town centre
Drivers heading in to Burton are warned of traffic lights at a main junction in the town centre that are not working. The lights near Sainsburys, at the junction of Station Street, Union Street and Guild Street are currently out of order, which is causing some traffic problems in the town centre.
London Tube station incident
There are reports of armed police at the scene.
The Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service have both confirmed they are in attendance at the scene, says our sister title The Mirror
'Live incident' on London tube with reports of victims with burnt faces
A “live incident” has been reported on the Tube in London.
Emergency services are responding to the incident at Parsons Green Tube station and there are reports of multiple casualties and victims with burnt faces.
A Transport for London spokesman confirmed a ‘live incident’ is under way. Armed police are also reported as being at the scene.
The Met Police said it will release facts “when it can”.
The force says its information must be accurate before commenting publicly.
It said: “We are aware of reports on social media RE #ParsonsGreen. We will release facts when we can - our info must be accurate.”
Tractor found on fire in Etwall
Fire crews have been called to a tractor on fire in South Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said that firefighters from Kingsway found the tractor was full engulfed in flames on farm land in Ash Lane, Etwall, at around 7pm last night, Thursday, September 14.
All the news from the roads in Burton, Uttoxeter and Swadlincote
There are delays reported in Burton, Stapenhill, Winshill and Uttoxeter already this morning with temporary traffic lights in Castle Gresley.
Find out more here.
Mixed bag of weather predicted for today
Prepare for another day of unpredictable weather as it is set to have sunny spells as well as a few showers. They may turn heavy with a risk of hail and maybe even thunder in some places. It will still feel cold due to the wind. It is set to be mostly dry tonight as the showers ease but the rain could return later in the night.
There is a chance of some mist and fog patches tomorrow morning.