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Woolwich victim 'was soldier' - MP Nick Raynsford

22 May 2013 Last updated at 17:27 BST

A man killed in an attack in Woolwich was a serving soldier, according to the local MP.

The incident happened close to Woolwich Barracks, and local MP Nick Raynsford said the dead man was serving there, however the Ministry of Defence could not confirm this.

The government is reported to be treating the attack as a suspected terrorist incident and the prime minister said it was "truly shocking".