Faiths to join hands to mark week since Westminster attack

He then mounted it a third time, crashing, and then charged into the Palace of Westminster grounds armed with two knives, killing Pc Keith Palmer.

Masood, a British national born Adrian Russell Ajao, died at the scene after being shot by police.

He said: "On Wednesday 22 March 2017 at approx 2.40pm a male drove a Hyundai motor vehicle, registration EK66 RWO, northbound over Westminster Bridge towards the Houses of Parliament".

More than 35 people were injured in the attack, with wounds ranging from cuts and bruises to extensive bone and skull fractures. Palmer's cause of death was given as haemorrhage and a stab wound to the chest, the inquest heard.

Hundreds of people joined together on Westminster Bridge Wednesday to remember the four killed in last week's London attack.

American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, and teacher Aysha Frade, 44, died at the scene on the bridge after being struck by the auto.

She told the court: 'I take a moment to pass my sympathies to the family o Masood, who are also all victims of this incident'.

Full service funerals are normally only held when a police officer or member of staff dies while they are carrying out their duty, Scotland Yard said.

PC Keith Palmer, 48, was standing guard at the palace gates when he was stabbed in the chest.

In a statement, they said: "We want to thank everyone who has reached out to us over the past few days for their kindness and generosity".

Four people lost their lives as a result of the attack.

Brief details of how Masood's murderous rampage was brought to a dramatic end after 82 seconds were heard by a coroner on Thursday.

His girlfriend Andreea Cristea was knocked from the bridge into the River Thames and remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Before being radicalised and converting to Islam, Masood was know by names including Adrian Ajao and Adrian Elms.

Acting commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Craig Mackey said, "Our thoughts, our prayers, go out to everyone who was affected by the events last week".

Romanian tourist Andrei Burnaz, who suffered a broken foot in the attack, was pushed in a wheelchair as he placed a single rose on the bridge during the vigil.

  • Julie Sanders