By Christian Smith
A police officer named as Keith Palmer, who was stabbed in the Houses of Parliament, in an attack described as a terrorist related, has died.
A Conservative Member of Parliament, Tobias Ellwood, tried to save the life of Mr Palmer, a 48-year-old police officer, with a 15-year experience, who was designated as a parliamentary diplomatic commander.
It has also been confirmed that a woman named as Aysha Frade and two other pedestrians were also killed by the attacker, who was later shot by colleagues of the dead police officer. The identity of the attacker is still unknown.
Eye witnesses said the attacker mowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge with a car, before ramming into a gate and then running into Parliament where he stabbed the officer.
The attack comes on the one-year anniversary of the Brussels attacks.
UK Intelligence agencies warned of similar attack in Britain.
Just last Sunday, London police officers were seen on the Thames testing how it would react in a terrorist attack.
Prime Minister Theresa May who is to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee, described the attack as “sick and depraved.”
She said attempts to defeat through violence the values of Parliament represents would be “doomed to failure.”
In a defiant message, today, both House of Commons and House of Lords have confirmed it will sit tomorrow at their normal times.
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