At least twelve people have been killed during a shooting spree in Northern England this morning.
The figure was given by Prime Minister David Cameron in a statement to Parliament this afternoon.
Officers say they have found a body believed to be that of 52-year-old local taxi driver Derek Bird who is wanted in connection with the shootings.
The killing spree took place in several isolated towns on the coast of West Cumbria and inland in the Central Lake District
The alarm was raised in the coastal town of Whitehaven just after 1030 this morning.
25 people have been injured and are being treated in local hospitals.
It is a rural and isolated area of the UK, on the edge of the world-renowned Lake District.