One year ago: Events take place to mark terror attack in Westminster

One year ago: Events take place to mark terror attack in Westminster

The Home Secretary will be among those to attend a commemorative event marking a year since the terror attack in Westminster, in which five people were murdered and scores more injured.

On March 22 2017,  a man attacked police in Old Palace Yard on the Parliamentary estate after driving a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. The man, who police confirmed was British-born Khalid Masood and known to MI5, was shot three times after stabbing a diplomatic protection officer as he attempted to gain entry to Parliament.

The officer, PC Keith Palmer, later died from his injuries. A Spanish teacher, Aysha Frade, an American tourist, Kurt Cochran, Londoner Leslie Rhodes, and Romanian Andreea Cristea were also killed. Masood died despite receiving extensive medical treatment at the scene.

A memorial space for the victims of all four London terror attacks which took place in 2017 will also be opened.

The space, which commemorates the victims of the Westminster, London Bridge, Finsbury Park Mosque and Parsons Green attacks, is at City Hall and includes a digital book of condolences which members of the public can sign.

The hashtag #LondonUnited will also be projected onto the Houses of Parliament. 

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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