London attack: Whitby MP's 'heart goes out to those killed and injured'

Five people have died and at least 40 have been injured in the terror attack in London yesterday.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 7:01 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:54 am
MP says his heart goes out to all those killed and injured

The rampage by a knifeman at Westminster began on Wednesday (March 22), when he mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing to death a policeman inside the gates of Parliament before being shot dead by other officers.

The dead officer has now been named as PC Keith Palmer, 48, a husband and father.

PM Theresa May said the attack was "sick and depraved" and struck at values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.

The attacker has not been named by police.

Whitby MP and immigration minister Robert Goodwill said he was coming out of the voting chambers when the lockdown was put in place.

He said: "This is a terrible incident on the state of our democracy and our way of life.

"My heart goes out to those who were injured and to the friends and family of those who were killed.

"The prime minister is absolutely right that we must never bow down to this type of violent extremism and the fact that parliament will sit again today is a motion of the defiance that we must always show when faced with this twisted extremism."