What a mad world, says hero lawmaker
LONDON: The minister, who tried to resuscitate a police officer stabbed to death in the attack on Britain’s Parliament, described the incident on Thursday, saying “what a mad world”.
Tobias Ellwood, 50, a junior minister in the foreign office, walked away from the scene with blood on his face and hands.
Ellwood’s brief includes counter-terrorism. Before entering politics, he served in Northern I re l a nd , Kuwait, Bosnia and other countries during a six-year spell in the army.
Speaking to Britain’s Times newspaper, he said: “What a mad world — tried to save officer but stabbed too many times.”
“I was on the scene and as soon as I realised what was going on I headed towards it. I tried to stem the flow of blood and give mouthto-mouth while waiting for the medics to arrive, but I think he had lost too much blood.”
Ellwood, whose brother was killed in a bomb attack in Bali in 2002, was hailed as a hero by fellow lawmakers, and many newspapers featured images of him kneeling over the body of the victim. Reuters