London mayor leaves tribute to slain policeman

2017-03-24 19:05
London Mayor Sadiq Khan looks at floral tributes to victims of Wednesday's attack outside the Houses of Parliament. (Matt Dunham, AP)

London Mayor Sadiq Khan looks at floral tributes to victims of Wednesday's attack outside the Houses of Parliament. (Matt Dunham, AP)

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London - The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has joined other Londoners in leaving floral tributes to honour the police officer killed in the London terror attack on Wednesday.

Khan's note and flowers were placed outside New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Force. Khan's note said: "You will always be in our hearts. Londoners will never forget the innocent people who lost their lives."

British Transport Police officers from Lambeth, South London left a note that said simply: "For Pc Keith Palmer. HERO. Never forgotten."

Palmer was stabbed to death by an attacker as he guarded the British Parliament in the heart of London.

Passed away

Meanwhile a former British Army officer said that rescuers had held the hand of Constable Keith Palmer and talked to him as they tried in vain to save his life after he was stabbed.

Mike Crofts, a former Army captain who served in Afghanistan, said he was in the courtyard outside the Houses of Parliament following a meeting with politicians about using boxing to engage young men when the attack took place.

"Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were unable to save him," Crofts said. "(Police Constable) Palmer at the time was surrounded by a whole host of colleagues who really loved him. We talked to him throughout, but unfortunately he passed away."

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