Mark Rowley of the Met has just confirmed the name of the police officer murdered in today’s attacks. PC Keith Palmer, 48 , a husband and father was killed when he was stabbed by a terrorist in the Palace of Westminster.

The death toll has risen to five, three civilians, PC   Palmer and the terrorist who was shot dead at the scene. PC Palmer was described as an “officer from our Parliamentary & Diplomatic Protection Command who had 15 years service.”

40 others hurt, some with “catastrophic” injuries, in the attacks, which saw a car plough into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hurtle into gates at the Palace of Westminster before the driver ran into the Palace and stab PC Palmer.  “Islamic terrorism” is assumed to be responsible.

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