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Westminster Bridge terror attack victims remembered

Theresa May leads tributes to PC Keith Palmer

23 March, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Westminster ambulance crew lays flowers outside Parliament 

WREATHS and flowers marked the one-year anniversary of the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack, which claimed five lives.

Theresa May laid a wreath in Parliament Square opposite where police officer Keith Palmer was fatally stabbed. The prime minister left a note in the flowers that said: “In memory of those who were lost and in defiance of those who would seek to silence our democracy.”

Faith groups held a vigil in Trafalgar Square one year on from a powerful candle-lit event that followed the attack last year. Westminster ambulance crews also laid flowers at the memorial.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “We will never forget the innocent lives lost in the Westminster terrorist attack one year ago, nor the bravery of our emergency services and first responders who ran towards danger while urging others to safety.”

A “Book of Hope” has been set up online.

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