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Irish person injured in Westminster terror attack 'recovering well from her injuries'

British PM Theresa May confirmed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny this evening that her injuries were not life-threatening.

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Updated at 9.25pm 

THE IRISH PERSON injured in yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster, London, is believed to be “recovering well” in hospital.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny spoke to Prime Minister Theresa May this evening, who confirmed that the injuries suffered by the woman were not life-threatening.

During a ten-minute call, he offered the sympathy of the Irish government to the British people and offered any assistance that may be required.

The woman is among the 29 injured people who still remain in hospital, Irish and UK officials have confirmed.

The attack, which resulted in the deaths of four people, saw a car mow down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. The attacker was shot by police after stabbing a police officer who later died of his injuries.

40 people in total were injured and 29 people remain in hospital. Seven people are still described as being in a critical condition.

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar told TheJournal.ie this afternoon that the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has been in touch with Amber Rudd, her counterpart in the UK, in relation to the incident.

He added that the Irish government have also been in touch with the embassy “to offer our support and condolences and any consular support” to the Irish citizen injured in the attacks, who he said he understands is “recovering well from her injuries”.

Speaking in parliament this morning, British Prime Minister Theresa May said one Irish person was among the injured.

The other injured were 12 Britons, three French, two Romanians, four South Koreans, one German, one Chinese, one Italian, one American and two Greeks.

“The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has confirmed that one Irish person was amongst those injured in yesterday’s terrorist attack in London,” the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed this afternoon.

Minister Flanagan said that his Department has, through the Irish Embassy in London, offered and stands ready to provide consular assistance.

In an overnight raid, police in London arrested seven people in connection with the attack.

Additional reporting Christina Finn 

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