TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR VICTIMS
4 killed, 31 out of 50 injured treated in hospital
FOUR people were killed and at least 50 people from 12 different countries were injured in the terror attack on Wednesday outside Britain’s parliament.
Here is what we know about the victims.
KEITH Palmer, a 48-year-old member of the parliamentary protection force, was fatally stabbed as he stood guard at the Westminster vehicle gates.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the husband and father, who had been a police officer for 15 years, was “every inch a hero”.
He had previously served in the British army alongside James Cleverly, now a Conservative member of parliament, who tweeted: “A lovely man, a friend. I’m heartbroken.”
As a tribute, Charlton Athletic football club placed a scarf in its red and white colours on Seat 166 of its stadium, which Palmer held as a season ticket holder.
Thousands of people also donated money to Palmer’s family via a crowdfunding page set up by the police force union.
By early yesterday, it had collected £435,000 (RM2.4 million).
COLLEAGUES of Aysha Frade, a mother who was run down as she was on her way to pick up her children, said she was “loved” and would be “deeply missed”.
A Spanish diplomatic source said Frade was a 43-year-old British national whose mother was Spanish.
Media reports said her daughters were 7 and 9 years old.
KURT Cochran, 54, from Utah in the United States, had been in London with his wife, Melissa Payne, to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
“Our family is heartbroken,” his brother-in-law Clint Payne said.
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to pay tribute to “a great American”, adding that his “prayers and condolences are with the family and friends”.
Cochran’s wife is reportedly in hospital, where she is recovering from a broken leg and rib and a cut on her head.
LESLIE Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south London, died of his wounds late on Thursday.
“The man had been receiving treatment following the attack and life support was withdrawn this evening,” police said.
Police said 31 of at least 50 people wounded were treated in hospital. Two people remained in “critical condition” yesterday, while another has life-threatening injuries.
Three French pupils on a school trip to London, all aged 15 or 16, were among those hurt, including two who suffered broken bones but were not reported to be in life-threatening condition.
French Foreign Minister JeanMarc Ayrault visited them.
Five South Korean tourists — four women and a man in their 50s and 60s — were wounded after being knocked to the ground by fleeing people.
May said that among those hospitalised were 12 Britons as well as two Greeks and two Romanians, one German, one Pole, one Irish citizen, one Chinese national, one Italian and one American.
On Thursday, she paid a private visit to some of the victims at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
The injured also included three police officers returning from an event recognising their bravery, two of whom have significant injuries. Among the injured Britons were four students from Edge Hill University in Ormskirk in northwest England, who were on an educational visit to the parliament. AFP
Police officer Keith Palmer posing with a visitor outside Parliament in London shortly before he was killed on Wednesday.