London attacker died from single shot to chest

The extremist was gunned down by an armed police officer after gaining access to the Palace of Westminster grounds during his rampage on March 22 in the heart of political London.

No police officers are under criminal or misconduct investigation over the shooting, the UK's police watchdog said. The tributes came on the same day that an inquest into the victims' deaths was opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroners Court.

The father-of-two was wearing a stab vest, issued as routine to Metropolitan Police officers, but it was not enough to save him and he died at the scene.

Pc Palmer was stabbed to death as he tried to stop Khalid Masood after the terrorist crashed into the gates of the Palace of Westminster.

Police officers take part in a commemorative event to mark last week's attack outside Parliament that killed four people on Westminster Bridge in London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

According to Det Supt. And police have around 1500 potential witnesses, with accounts being taken from more than 140 who are deemed significant in a "wide-ranging inquiry".

More than 35 people were injured in the attack, with wounds ranging from cuts and bruises to extensive bone and skull fractures. He had been on holiday in London celebrating his wedding anniversary.

Mr Cochran, whose wife Melissa was taken to hospital after suffering a broken leg, rib and cut head, died at the scene on Westminster Bridge from multiple injuries after being hit by the auto, while Mrs Frade suffered head and chest injuries, also dying on the bridge.

Muslim school children carried signs reading "Islam says no to terror" and "Islam means peace" before laying flowers on memorials in memory of those killed.

Adjourning the inquest, Dr Wilcox once again turned to the friends and relatives at the hearing wishing them well. After crashing the vehicle he fatally stabbed PC Keith Palmer outside Parliament before he was eventually shot dead.

She added: "Very few of you are in court compared to the number of people affected by these deaths".



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