Four dead in Westminster terror attack and 40 injured.
Yesterday (22/03/2017) a London attack was carried out in Westminster. The attacker drove a car along a pavement aiming for pedestrians, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police on parliament grounds. Four people sadly lost their lives in the attack yesterday and reports have estimated that at least seven have “life-changing” injuries”. We’ve been on high security for a long time now but attacks like these are hard to prevent. Our public services deserve utmost respect and applaud for the fast response carried out.
The dead officer was named as PC Keith Palmer, 48, who was a husband and a father. The attacker has not yet been named, although head of counter-terrorism at the Met police, Mark Rowley, has said they think they know who he is and that he was inspired by international terrorism.
Both the Met Police and Parliament today held one minutes silence to show their respect for all those involved yesterday. But the mood in London seems to be positively resolute with people turning up to work as normal, determined not to let such attacks have the impact these terrorists clearly want.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected and our thanks to all the brave service men and women whose fast response helped so many.