The police officer stabbed to death during an attack near London’s Houses of Parliament today has been named as PC Keith Palmer, as five people are now understood to have been killed, and a further 40 injured.
The police officer who died in a terror attack at Westminster has been named by Scotland Yard as PC Keith Palmer.
The 48-year-old husband and father, who’d had 15 years experience in the police force, was among five people who died near the Houses of Parliament. Three members of the public and the attacker, who was shot dead by police, also died in the incident.
A further 40 others were also injured after a car struck pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge, before it crashed.
PM Theresa May said it was a “sick and depraved” attack on the heart of the capital and attempts to defeat UK values were “doomed to failure”.