An urgent investigation is underway after a large chunk of stone fell off one of the Parliament buildings and smashed into a car below.
The vehicle hit was owned by minister Michael Ellis, deputy leader of the House of Commons, The Times reported.
A picture was posted on Twitter of the shattered car windscreen and dislodged masonry by Conservative MP Will Quince. But it was swiftly deleted on the orders of Commons bosses for "security reasons". He came across the fallen stone while walking to the chamber on Wednesday. "Evidence of why the UK Parliament needs urgent repair," he wrote in the now-deleted tweet."This stone fell off the top of a building. Imagine if this had hit someone. Unthinkable." A House of Commons spokesman told Sky News no-one had been injured and the area had been cordoned off. Authorities are investigating what happened "urgently", he added.