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The officer killed has been named as 48-year-old husband and father Keith Palmer

Pc Keith Palmer had 15 years' service. Credit: Met Police

An unarmed police officer who was among five people killed in a suspected terror attack in Westminster has been named as Pc Keith Palmer.

The 48-year-old husband and father was stabbed by a man armed with two large knives inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

Acting deputy commissioner Mark Rowley, the Met's top anti-terror officer speaking outside Scotland Yard, said: "Today in Westminster we saw tragic events unfold and our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones, those 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 father.

"He was someone who left for work today expecting to return home at the end of his shift, and he had every right to expect that would happen.

Tributes have poured in for Mr Palmer.

James Cleverly, MP for Braintree said he was "a brave man".

Tory MP Tobias Ellwood (right)

The murder weapon

Female police officer pictured crying after her colleague was knifed by deranged terrorist

Pictured is Tory MP Tobias Ellwood (middle) who battled to save the life of a stabbed policeman today, giving him mouth to mouth and applying pressure to his wounds

Defiant MPs hold minutes' silence in Parliament for London terror attack victims

One of the doctors who rushed to the scene to help the wounded appeared grief stricken

Riot police officers

Prime Minister Theresa May looked upset as she attends Parliament session this morning

Eight people have been arrested in London, Birmingham and elsewhere in the country

A woman pictured trying to resuscitate an injured man

The heart of Britain's democracy pierced with knife by a mad terrorist a British born known to police

The deranged ugly monster thought to be the terrorist behind yesterday’s attack – is wheeled onto an ambulance

Aysha Frade, 43, mother of two has been named as one of the victims in the London attack.

My opinion- The knife man is a coward who enjoyed the freedom and all the benefits that comes with being British and yet he threw it all back at our faces, his family should be questioned because they knew very well how fanatic the idiot was before he went on killing rampage.