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Lichfield MP calls for permanent memorial to police officer killed in suspected terrorist attack in Westminster

Lichfield’s MP says a memorial should be created to honour the police officer killed in a suspected terrorist attack in Westminster.

The officer died after being stabbed by a suspect who was later shot dead by armed police.

MPs have remained on lockdown in the House of Commons into the evening as investigations into the incident continue.

Michael Fabricant, Conservative MP for Lichfield, said the policeman’s death would hit the Parliamentary community hard.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of the police officer at the gates of the Palace of Westminster,” he said.

“I almost certainly will have known him. It is a very close community here.

“My thoughts and prayers go to the family of the police officer who was killed.

“When the dust has settled, I believe there should be a permanent memorial in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster to commemorate the life of the police officer who was killed and the work of the other officers who protect us so valiantly.”

Mr Fabricant added that the response of the emergency service should also be commended.

“I offer my sincere thanks and admiration to the police officers who took immediate action and shot the terrorist who tried to enter the Palace of Westminster,” he said. “They deserve recognition.

“It is a tribute to them, that the terrorist was unable to enter the building.”

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5 Comments

  1. Darryl

    22nd March, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    All police officers who are killed in the line of duty receive a “Here fell..” memorial. There is a national memorial in London, and talk of one for the NMA.

    Perhaps the dust should settle before making populist statements Michael.

  2. Rob

    23rd March, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Quite agree Darryl. The hashtag’s barely dry and the candles haven’t even been lit yet. Way too soon.
    I see Birmingham’s in the news again.

  3. JimBob

    23rd March, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Thought they stopped all traffic around Westminster after the attack? Clearly some bandwagons were still being allowed through. Different day….Same old Fabricant

  4. Steve

    24th March, 2017 at 7:06 am

    I am sure this awful attack, will be used as an excuse to keep the civic car.

  5. Toast

    24th March, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Fabricant: The Ultimate Marketing Machine.