“Whilst #WestminsterAttack lasted 82 seconds it will remain in the memories of many forever”

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command have now confirmed that the terrorist attack carried out by Khalid Masood was over within 82 seconds.

Through detailed investigation we can confirm the attack started at 14:40:08 on Wednesday, 22 March, when the car that Masood was...
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PC Keith Palmer’s family release a further statement following the devastating #WestminsterAttack

"We have been overwhelmed by the love and support for our family, and most especially, the outpouring of love and respect for our Keith.

"We want to thank everyone who has reached out to us over the past few days for their kindness and generosity. The police have been a constant, unwavering...
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Appeal for information following #WestminsterAttack

Officers investigating the terrorist attack in Westminster on Wednesday remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well; understands who his associates were; and can provide with information about places he has recently visited.

Anyone with such information should confidentially contact the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
In light of Wednesday’s devastating events, Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey honours fallen hero, PC Keith Palmer, in address to new police recruits at Hendon

“Ladies and gentleman - you are welcome here today as parents, family and as new officers in the Metropolitan Police. You are our future and we are proud of the choice you have made to serve the public and protect our great global...
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Latest statement by Acting Deputy Commissioner, Mark Rowley following the #WestminsterAttack

"Good morning, I am here to update you on the following areas:

- update you on the breadth and speed of our investigation;
- I want to ask for the public's help; and
- provide further details on the police service response.

"First I want to update you regarding those who were...
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The true nature of our city – coming together

Crowds assembled at Trafalgar Square tonight for a candle lit vigil to honour and pay tribute to those affected by the Westminster attack.

#WeRemember

Leslie Rhodes, aged 75, who sadly later died in hospital

Kurt Cochran, a 54 year old from Utah, USA.

PC Keith Palmer, one of our own

Officers are supporting their families as well as the...
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Tributes from family and colleagues of PC Keith Palmer

The family of PC Keith Palmer today, Thursday 23 March said in a statement:

"Keith will be remembered as a wonderful dad and husband. A loving son, brother and uncle. A long-time supporter of Charlton FC.

"Dedicated to his job and proud to be a police officer, brave and courageous.

"A friend to everyone who knew him.

"He will be...
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Westminster Attack: Man believed responsible named

The man police believe to be responsible for the terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday, 22 March, has now been formally identified as Khalid Masood.

Masood, aged 52, was born in Kent and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands. Masood was also known by a number of aliases.

Masood was not the...
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A minutes silence was held outside New Scotland Yard at 9:33am honouring PC Keith Palmer and those members of the public that tragically lost their lives yesterday.


#WeStandTogether
Latest update from Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley re the tragic incident in #Westminster

"Good morning - I am here to update you on our ongoing counter terrorism operation following the horrific attack in Westminster

"Greater clarity is now developing regarding the casualty figures as we have collated information from the public and five hospitals - the latest figures I have are...
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UPDATE: Full statement from Mark Rowley following the incident in #Westminster #London
LATEST: Update from Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner, following the incident in #Westminster #London

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Flag at half-mast over Scotland Yard tonight to mark the death of our officer & the other victims of this afternoon’s attack in #Westminster
LATEST: A/Deputy Commissioner Rowley, National Lead for Counter Terrorism provides an update on the incident in #Westminster #London

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Update: Incident in Westminster

In a statement given today, 22 March, by Commander BJ Harrington at New Scotland Yard, he said:

Since 14:40hrs this afternoon (Wednesday, 22 March) the MPS has responded to an incident in the area of Parliament Square, and the Senior National Coordinator has declared this a terrorist incident.

And although we remain open minded to the motive, a full counter...
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Incident outside Parliament in Westminster

Police were called at approximately 14:40 hours to reports of an incident in Westminster Bridge, SW1. It is being treated as a firearms incident.

Officers - including firearms officers - remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.

Police are asking people to avoid the following areas: Parliament...
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Have you ever felt uncomfortable on a date and can’t see a way out?

Have you ever been in the company of someone who is not what they seemed and need to get away safely with minimum fuss?

If you are in a participating pub or club, approach staff and #AskForAngela!

The ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative provides customers with a non-descript phrase they can use to gain assistance from staff...
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Anti-terror drill to ensure we’re ready

Emergency services came together at the weekend to test their response to a terrorist threat on the River Thames.

Our short video demonstrates that if an event like this were to happen for real, London is ready to respond in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Exercises like this are there to reassure anyone who lives, works or visits...
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Woman viciously attacked for saying ‘no’

A woman has been left with substantial facial injuries after a stranger repeatedly punched her in the face.

The 60-year-old woman who was visiting from Austria, was leaving Warwick Avenue tube station on Friday the 10th of March at around 8pm, when a man believed to be in his late 20s approached her and tried to chat her up.

The victim politely...
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Major terrorism incident exercise on the River Thames

Emergency services carry out the first joint major live-play exercise to test their response to a terrorist threat on the River Thames.

More than 200 Met Police officers and staff took part in the exercise which was played out between 9am – 1pm on Sunday 19 March, with the majority of the activity taking place along Blackwall Reach on...
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