WOOLWICH TERROR ATTACK: MP Patrick Mercer gives his reaction to brutal killing of British soldier

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Newark and Sherwood MP Patrick Mercer said he is ‘extremely disturbed’ by yesterday’s events in Woolwich.

A man, believed to be a member of the armed forces, was killed in a suspected terrorist attack in south-east London.

Eyewitnesses say the victim, wearing a Help For Heroes t-shirt, was hacked to death by two men who were later were shot and wounded by police.

Two men spent the night under arrest in hospital as counter-terrorism police investigate the killing.

Mr Mercer, who commanded the Worcesters and Mercian Regiment, spoke to the Guardian this morning about the attack.

He said: “I am extremely disturbed but I am delighted that we had such brave citizens on the ground and the police force reacted so quickly.”