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The sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain March 22, 2017.     REUTERS/Eddie Keogh  - RTX328D0

Westminster Attacks: PC Keith Palmer Named Among 4 Dead and 40 Injured

PC Keith Palmer, 48, has been named as the police officer killed in the attacks at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 22 March. He was one of the fatalities alongside three pedestrians and the assailant who ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner confirmed 40 people were amongst the injured, some with serious injuries, including three police officers, two of whom remain in a serious condition. He however refused to confirm the identity of the attacker only saying he had been “inspired by international terrorism”. He continued: “Today, in Westminster we saw tragic events unfold and our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones, who were injured, and all those affected by this attack. “One of those who died today was a police officer – PC Keith Palmer – a member of our Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command. “Keith – aged 48 – had 15 years’ service and was a husband and a father. “He was someone who left for work …

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Man Steals Rare Mayfair Bronze with Rolled-up Paper

A man has pulled off an audacious theft under the noses of the owners of a rare bronze statue valued at £40,000 from a Mayfair gallery after tucking it under a rolled-up newspaper and leaving calmly. The work by artist Elisabeth Frink titled Horizontal Birman I dates from 1962 was stolen from the Beaux Arts gallery on Maddox Street in the heart of Mayfair. It is a limited edition piece and is inscribed on the underside with Frink 10/10. Co-owner of the gallery Patricia Singh said the suspect had been casually walking around the gallery before the theft. She said: “He was walking around with a rolled-up newspaper and it was on a high shelf, so we rather assumed it was safe, and there was someone in the room the whole time. “It’s to my intense chagrin, we should be more vigilant, but you learn.” Police have released a CCTV image of a man (left) they would like to trace in connection with the theft. They believe he struck on Friday, 26 June between 17:30hrs and 17:50. The suspect is …