Published: Sat, March 25, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Extra officers on South Yorkshire streets after London terror attack

Extra officers on South Yorkshire streets after London terror attack

A man who met Pc Keith Palmer has said his murder "sent a shiver down my spine" as he shared a photo of himself and his daughters with the officer outside the Houses of Parliament.

A United States tourist shared a photo of herself with Palmer taken less than an hour before his death, so that his family could see him smiling in what may be the last picture of him alive.

Here is what we know about the terrorist's victims.

The photograph of Palmer posing with the Thorogood family was taken in the same spot where the police officer was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood after the "lone wolf" terrorist ploughed his auto into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday.

Mr McDonald admits that he and his colleagues "feel drained and shocked" at the events that saw an unarmed police officer, PC Keith Palmer fatally stabbed on the Parliament estate.

Before stabbing PC Palmer, Masood had driven over Westminster Bridge, ploughing his Hyundai Tucson into scores of pedestrians.

His family said the Charlton Athletic soccer team fan was "proud to be a police officer".

The officer was a member of the specialist parliamentary and diplomatic protection command.

Angela Frain, from Darwen, Lancashire, said her son escaped with his life after going over the bonnet of the killer's auto as the carnage began.

Police presence in South Yorkshire will be increased following the terror attack in London yesterday, the force said in a statement.

"You think if I had only been there a half an hour later in the exact spot", she said. "She will be deeply missed by all of us".

According to reports the couple were in London celebrating Mr Burnaz's birthday, and he was due to propose to Ms Cristea later that day.

A Polish man suffered minor injuries and was released from hospital on Thursday, the country's embassy said. "We should also comment on the bravery of all those other police officers in Westminster who ran forwards into the danger and dealt with the attacker as quickly as they could".

The Metropolitan Police saidThe support of Londoners and this wonderful community ensures that we can do the job that we are entrusted with in keeping London safeThey have set up a condolences page for everyone affected by the attack.

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