Mid Sussex MP pays tribute to policeman stabbed in Westminster attack

JPCT-21-10-11 S11430043a  MP Nicholas Soames at Western Road Cemetery, Haywards Heath -photo by steve cobb ENGSNL00120111021123355
JPCT-21-10-11 S11430043a MP Nicholas Soames at Western Road Cemetery, Haywards Heath -photo by steve cobb ENGSNL00120111021123355

MP for Mid Sussex Nicholas Soames has paid tribute to a police officer who was fatally stabbed outside Parliament today.

The officer, who has not yet been named, is one of four people reported to have died as a result of the Westminster attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident.

Police shot the assailant dead after he reportedly drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking the officer with a knife outside the House of Commons.

Twenty other people are believed to have been seriously injured in the incident.

Mr Soames wrote: “Just heard confirmed that a policeman guarding the House of Commons has died, killed in the line of duty.

#Godblesshimandhisfamily”

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