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3 Oct 2018

Westminster terror attack victims unlawfully killed

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

Firearms officers could possibly have prevented the death of PC Keith Palmer, who was murdered in the Westminster terror attack in March last year, an inquest has ruled.

The chief coroner highlighted “shortcomings in the security system at the Palace of Westminster” as he returned an unlawful killing verdict on all five people who died in the atrocity.

PC Palmer’s widow said her husband had been “left alone, unarmed, guarding an open gate”, saying the family now had to live with the consequences of Scotland Yard’s failure.