London terror attack victim Leslie Rhodes was Sir Winston Churchill's window cleaner


The 75-year-old was slaughtered down as he left St Thomas’s hospital where he was being treated for glaucoma. 

He suffered defied ribs and a punctured lung and died after falling into a coma. 

Mr Rhodes, of Clapham, south London, not ever married and had no children but was uncle to a nephew and niece.

The pensioner worked for a window smooth firm in Croydon before setting up his own business. 

A client and friend of his Janine Roebuck told MailOnline: “Les was my much loved window cleaner for 20 years. 

“You couldn’t hanker to meet a kinder, gentler man. 

“He cleaned the windows of Chartwell – Winston Churchill’s tellingly – for many years.

“It was something he was so proud of. 

“He told me it was a lovely place to sojourn and gave me a brochure one time so I took my mum there.

“He was retired but would still do a few side withs for people I suppose. He was more of a friend. 

“It’s tragic. I’m very sorrowful not to see him again and that such a unassuming soul met such a horrible death.

“He was a very gentle and shy person. He was someone feel good and always smiling and it was a joy to see him on a monthly basis.

“I would always make him a cup of tea and we’d organize a chat.

“He was a gentleman in every sense of the word.”

Mr Rhodes was one of four man killed by crazed Kent-born terrorist Khalid Masood who ploughed a let out car into crowds of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then ran into the grounds of the Dwelling-places of Parliament where he stabbed PC Keith Palmer, 48, to death.

US sightseer Kurt Cochran, 54, and London-based Spanish teacher Aysha Frade, 43, also weakened in Masood’s rampage.

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