September 18, 2020

UK: MP recalls colleague slain in terror attack


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Jay Morris, a surgeon from Seattle on holidays with his wife Jilan Liu and niece Zoe, said the officer had opened a gate into the secure area to let people in and that Masood had followed through the same opening.

Police said they now believe the knifeman acted alone, adding while they were investigating why he carried out the atrocity, that understanding may have died with him.

said she was stunned at the attack and saddened by the death of Mr. Palmer, 48, whom she described as a good man and a good friend during their army days.

A message on the page reads:
“The Metropolitan Police Federation are raising money for the family of PC Keith Palmer, the Police Officer who tragically gave his life on 22 March as he guarded the Palace of Westminster from what is believed to have been a terrorist attack”.

Speaking in Parliament the day after the incident, his former colleague, Conservative MP James Cleverly, paid a tearful tribute to the man he met 25 years ago as part of Battery 100 Regiment, .

A spring break trip to see her son in London captured so much more than Wellington mom, Staci Martin, could have ever imagined.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national co-ordinator for United Kingdom counter terrorism policing, said:
“We still believe that Masood acted alone on the day and there is no information or intelligence to suggest there are further attacks planned”.

During the horrifying event yesterday a suspected terrorist crashed a 4X4 vehicle into pedestrians on before knifing the policeman.
His family said the Charlton Athletic soccer team fan was “proud to be a police officer”.

He then asked Prime Minister Theresa May to honor the officer posthumously for his “gallant” actions.

Counter-terror chief Mark Rowley revealed the name in a briefing Friday outside Scotland Yard in which he also said there were two other significant arrests.

He said: “There were a huge number of people who came over”.

Nine people are now in custody, while one has been released on bail.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and relatives of those who died and with the injured victims.

A man, identified by police as Khalid Masood, drove his auto into crowds on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a police officer on Parliament grounds.
He was shot dead by police.

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Moving tribute to victims of Westminster attack

From mpf

A moving tribute has been held in Westminster to honour the victims of last week’s terrorist attack, in which PC Keith Palmer was killed.

Met Police officers joined hundreds of faith leaders and members of the public on Westminster Bridge exactly a week after the attacks.

They stood silent for 82 seconds – the length of the attack – to remember PC Palmer and the other victims Aysha Frade, Kurt Cochran, and Leslie Rhodes.

Officers also gathered at to pay tribute to the victims.

The event was organised to show unity, with organisers saying it will show “we will not be divided”.

Paying tribute to PC Palmer, colleague PC James Aitkenhead, said: “Keith was a genuinely nice person; nobody had a bad word to say about him.

“When I heard what had happened I knew it would be him because that’s just the sort of guy he was, to step straight in when others might step back.

“We will miss him so much.”

Similar events are being staged in Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester and Manchester.

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