Westminster attack coroner says armed police might have prevented PC’s death

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Westminster attack coroner says armed police might have prevented PC’s death

Inquest finds that officers might have saved Keith Palmer had they been stationed closer

The death of a police officer during the Westminster Bridge attack could have been prevented had armed police officers been stationed nearby, the inquest heard.

PC Keith Palmer, 48, was one of five victims killed during the terrorist attack that lasted 82 seconds on 22 March 2017. Khalid Masood, 52, killed Kurt Cochran, 54, Leslie Rhodes, 75, Aysha Frade, 44, and Andreea Cristea, 31, when he mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before getting out of his car and stabbing Palmer.

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