‘You will not be forgotten for your bravery’: Hackney Police hold memorial for Westminster attack victims

Police in Hackney remember PC Keith Palmer and others who lost their lives on March 22

Police in Hackney remember PC Keith Palmer and others who lost their lives on March 22 - Credit: police

Police officers at Stoke Newington station held a minute’s silence yesterday to mark seven days since the Westminster Bridge terror attack, which left four dead.

About 150 officers stood outside the police station in Stoke Newington Road in a show of solidarity – one week after Khalid Masood launched an 82-second rampage outside Parliament.

Retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, mother-of-two Aysha Frade, 44, and American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, died after Masood drove into pedestrians.

The 52-year-old was shot dead by armed police after fatally knifing Pc Keith Palmer, 48, in the Palace of Westminster’s cobbled forecourt.

Hackney Police tweeted: “Today Hackney Police remember PC Keith Palmer and others who lost their lives on the 22nd March.


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“You will not be forgotten for your bravery.”

An inquest for the victims opened yesterday.

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Last week Hackney Police tweeted a letter they had received from a little girl called Hetty thanking police for keeping the country safe and “taking care of the people hurt in London”.

“Your job is tricky but thank you for being brave as a police officer,” she said.

They replied: “Thank you. When we’re down, its people like you that remind us why we go to work.”

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