Friday - August 18th, 2017

Westminster attack Pc Keith Palmer posthumously awarded George Cross bravery medal

The policeman who was killed after confronting the Westminster attacker outside Parliament has been posthumously awarded a bravery medal.

Pc Keith Palmer died after being stabbed by Khalid Masood during the terror attack on March 22.

Four other people - Andreea Cristea, 31, Leslie Rhodes, 75, Kurt Cochran, 54, and Aysha Frade, 44 - were killed and dozens of others injured in the attack, which ended with Masood being shot dead.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she and her colleagues were "immensely proud" of Pc Palmer's bravery.

Paying tribute, she said: "Keith acted that day with no thought for his own safety, intent simply on doing his job and protecting members of the public and Parliament. He paid the ultimate price for his selfless actions."

"I know that I speak on behalf of all of my officers and staff when I say how immensely proud we all are that PC Palmer is to receive posthumously the George Medal for bravery.

It is an honour that could not be more deserved and I know it will mean a great deal to all those who knew and loved him."

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