A police officer has been stabbed in the grounds of Parliament prompting a lockdown.
The MP for Thirsk and Malton - Kevin Hollinrake - spoke to
BBC Radio York
shortly after shots were heard:
There was definitely a clear noise, like a gunshot, but it was clear that it was something like that noise. Then people in the streets suddenly moved in a direction away from the gun shots. There was more panic, certainly, outside than inside."
Parliament incident: Sheffield students in London 'safe and well'
We're all fine at the moment. The staff at the Palace of Westminster are doing their best to keep everyone safe but obviously there is concern over what has happened and being caught up in something like this."
Parliament incident: MP saw 'crowd of people running towards her'
The Labour MP for Wakefield Mary Creagh was on her way to vote in the Commons when she saw a crowd of people running towards her.
She decided to take refuge in Westminster tube station and alerted staff there to what had happened:
"I then realised that we had tonnes of tourists pouring out of the tube so I went straight to the control room at the tube, I told the person in charge there there'd been - that we thought there was a rampaging terror incident happening on the Palace estate."
"And I said you need to get the Westminster tube shut as soon as possible because we've got a big incident."
Parliament incident: Huddersfield MP tweets from inside the chamber
North Yorkshire Police say they would like to talk to the man and two women caught on CCTV after a number of vehicles were deliberately damaged in Copmanthorpe, near York.
Several vehicles on Barons Crescent were scratched with a sharp implement at about 03:30 on Sunday March 19.
Officers are conducting enquiries and want help to "determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident."
Police say in particular, they would like to "speak to the people in the CCTV stills, as they may have important information that could assist the investigation."
900,000 illicit cigarettes seized in Bradford raid
BBC Local Live, Yorkshire
More than 900,000 illicit cigarettes and 150 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, all believed to be illicit, have been seized in Bradford.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) arrested one man after suspected illegal tobacco worth £260,790 in unpaid duty was found at a shop and a self-storage facility in the city.
HMRC officers, accompanied by a sniffer dog, discovered 928,820 cigarettes and 153 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco at the storage facility, in Great Horton, on 17 March 2017.
An estimated 2,000 cigarettes were seized at a shop in Lidget Green earlier the same day.
Five convicted over child sexual abuse
Five people have been found
guilty in relation to the rape and prostitution of five young girls.
Amanda Spencer, of Canklow Road, Rotherham, Taleb Bapir of Verdon Street, Sheffield and brothers Christopher, Shane and Matthew Whiteley, all of Weakland Crescent, Hackenthorpe were convicted after a
trial at Sheffield Crown Court.
Spencer plied one girl with
alcohol and threatened violence in order to force her to have sex while the
Whiteley brothers prostituted a 15-year-old girl on the streets of Sheffield.
They will be sentenced on 28 April.
It sends a clear message to anyone involved in the sexual exploitation of vulnerable young people - you will be identified, pursued and prosecuted."