The Mayor of London has been quick to reassure the capital’s residents and tourists that the city remains “one of the safest in the world”.
Sadiq Khan also commended the work of police and paramedics in the aftermath of the attack on Wednesday afternoon.
“My heart goes out to the those who have lost loved ones and those affected by today’s attack. Tragically a Metropolitan police officer who was doing his job to keep our city safe lost his life and my thoughts are with his family. On behalf of Londoners, I want to thank the police and the emergency services, who work incredibly hard in difficult circumstances to keep us safe. My message to those who want to harm us and destroy our way of life is: you won’t succeed. You won’t divide us, we won’t be cowed by terrorists.”
PC Keith Palmer was killed doing his duty – protecting our city and our democracy from those who want to destroy our way of life. pic.twitter.com/p6igkEJoGY— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) March 22, 2017