The Daily Telegraph

Pc’s injuries ‘life-changing’

- Martin Evans

ONE of the three Metropolit­an Police officers mown down in Wednesday’s terrorist attacks is believed to have “life-changing injuries”.

Pc Kris Aves, 35, was walking across Westminste­r Bridge with two colleagues following a commendati­on ceremony when they were struck by the car driven by Adrian Ajao.

It is understood he underwent more than eight hours of surgery. His two colleagues were also injured but less seriously and were said to be making progress. Pc Roger Smith underwent an operation on a leg injury, while Pc Bradley Bryant was released from hospital having sustained minor injuries.

The three officers, who are based in Lambeth, south London, were among at least 50 people who were injured in Wednesday’s carnage.

In a statement Pc Aves’s family said: “Kris went to work on Wednesday full of pride as he was receiving a commendati­on for his exceptiona­l work as a police liaison officer during a demonstrat­ion in 2016.

“What started as a celebrator­y day, ended in tragedy.”

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