A Birmingham flat in Hagley Road was raided by anti-terrorism police last night in connection to the London attacks in Westminster yesterday, which left five dead and around 29 people injured.

Following the murder of several pedestrians and a police officer around Parliament yesterday afternoon, reports of a Birmingham connection transpired as BBC Newsnight was one of the first to suggest a connection with the city.

At around 11pm last night, armed police closed off Hagley Road as a large number of officers swooped on the area. The usually busy road was then closed off until around 2am.

The Met Police have since confirmed there have been seven arrests in total across London and Birmingham, with six properties raided overnight, including the Hagley Road premises.

A Birmingham flat in Hagley Road was raided by anti-terrorism police last night in connection to the London attacks in Westminster yesterday (Photograph: Davina James)
A Birmingham flat in Hagley Road was raided by anti-terrorism police last night in connection to the London attacks in Westminster yesterday (Photograph: Davina James)
armed police closed off Hagley Road as a large number of officers swooped on the area (Photograph: Davina James)
Armed police closed off Hagley Road as a large number of officers swooped on the area (Photograph: Davina James)
Reports of a Birmingham connection transpired as it was suggested the car used in the London attack may have been registered to an address in the West Midlands city (Photograph: Davina James)
Reports of a Birmingham connection transpired as it was suggested the car used in the London attack may have been registered to an address in the West Midlands city (Photograph: Davina James)
The house on Hagley Road, where the car involved in the Westminster attack is reported to have been registered (Photograph: Davina James)
The house on Hagley Road in Birmingham where the car involved in the Westminster attack is reported to have been registered (Photograph: Davina James)
Birmingham's Hagley Road was sealed off last night up until 2am as armed police raided premises on the usually busy street (Photograph: Davina James)
Birmingham’s Hagley Road was sealed off last night up until 2am as armed police raided premises on the usually busy street (Photograph: Davina James)
The flat targeted by anti-terrorism police appeared to be located above a restaurant on Hagley Road in Birmingham (Photograph: Davina James)
The flat targeted by anti-terrorism police appeared to be located above a restaurant on Hagley Road in Birmingham (Photograph: Davina James)
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https://www.iambirmingham.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/mg_5267.jpghttps://www.iambirmingham.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/mg_5267-220x140.jpgStaff ReporterGalleryNewsAnti-Terror,Birmingham,Birmingham Raids,Davina James,Hagley Road,I Am Birmingham,London Attack,London Attacks,Pictures,Police,Raid,Raids,Security,Terror,Terrorism,West Midlands Police,WestminsterA Birmingham flat in Hagley Road was raided by anti-terrorism police last night in connection to the London attacks in Westminster yesterday, which left five dead and around 29 people injured. Following the murder of several pedestrians and a police officer around Parliament yesterday afternoon, reports of a Birmingham connection transpired...The latest news, updates and events in Birmingham