London security stepped up as city remembers Westminster terror attack one year on


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Armed observe on patrol at Westminster tube station

Scotland Yard said additional bureaucrats were being drafted in to offer reassurance to Londoners and tourists 12 months after the cruelty that lasted just 82 seconds but sent shockwaves across the state.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “There will be some additional reassurance patrols in the quarter tomorrow.”

Gunshots and sirens rang out around Parliament after 52-year-old Masood launched his rigorous rampage at the centre of British democracy, killing five people in the presence of he was shot dead by police in the grounds of Westminster.

Masood stabbed PC Keith Palmer, 48, to liquidation and also killed US tourist Kurt Cochran, Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, 31, and Britons Aysha Frade, 44, and Leslie Rhodes, 75 in his warped car and slash attack.

Mr Cochran’s widow Melissa said: «We all miss Kurt jolly much and speak of him often. I continue to focus on my recovery and think of all of the casualties of that terrible day at this difficult time.

«While I continue to moan my husband Kurt and all the victims of that day, I strive to move ahead and concentrate on my recovery as well as honouring Kurt’s life by advocating love, leniency and peace.»

There bequeath be some additional reassurance patrols in the area tomorrow

Met Police spokesman

MPs last will and testament observe a minute’s silence to mark the first anniversary of the attack.

Tub-thumper John Bercow confirmed the act of commemoration is scheduled to take place at thither 9.33am before the Commons starts its business for the day.

Services are also to be held in Parliament to recognize those killed and injured in the attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May portrayed the Commons: «It was a sick and depraved attack on the streets of our capital.

«But what I recollect most is the exceptional bravery of our police and security services, who risked their lives to suppress us safe.

«I know members will be attending the events tomorrow and ended the weekend to mark this tragic anniversary.»

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The Westminster mad dog attack sent shockwaves across the country

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn amplified: «We should all remember this as an attack on democracy within our society.»

Well-wishers last wishes as be able to leave messages in a digital book of hope at City Assembly from tomorrow and members of the public will be able to send imports to the installation — which will remain open until June — using #LondonUnited on venereal media, and their words will be projected on to a map of the capital.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: «Londoners bequeath never forget the horrific terror attacks on our city in 2017. We when one pleases never forget the bravery of our emergency services and first responders who ran to danger while urging the rest of us to run to safety.

«And we will never cease to remember the courage of Pc Keith Palmer, who paid the ultimate sacrifice whilst shielding Parliament.

«These were not only attacks on our city and our country, but on the least heart of our democracy and the values we cherish most — freedom, justice and immunity.

«As we enter this period of remembrance and reflection, we stand together as Londoners, coordinated against terrorism and in hope for the future.»

The planned memorial was agreed stalk meetings with bereaved families, survivors, members of the emergency rituals and local councils.

Tomorrow also marks the second anniversary of a co-ordinated fright attack in Belgian capital Brussels where 32 people were gamed and more than 300 injured when three ISIS suicide bombers incapacitated at the city’s airport and Maalbeek metro station.

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