Nine police officers from Norfolk to attend funeral of Westminster attack victim PC Keith Palmer

PC Keith Palmer arrives at the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft within the Palace of Westminster, ahead

PC Keith Palmer arrives at the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft within the Palace of Westminster, ahead of a full police funeral at Southwark Cathedral today. Photo: PA. - Credit: PA

Nine police officers from Norfolk will be attending the funeral of PC Keith Palmer in Westminster.

The 48-year-old was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood as he carried out his duties on the forecourt of the Palace of Westminster.

He is to be honoured with a full police funeral later today.

The region's train operator, Greater Anglia, is offering police officers free rail travel to the service.

And nine officers from Norfolk Police, including Joint Norfolk and Suffolk temporary assistant chief constable Louisa Pepper, will be attending.

Mr Palmer's coffin will be taken from the Palace of Westminster, where it has lain in rest overnight, to Southwark Cathedral for the funeral, followed by a private cremation.

The Queen gave permission for PC Palmer's body to rest in Westminster's Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, an honour normally reserved for heads of state.

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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.

Thousands of officers from across the country are expected to line the streets around the cathedral and could take part in the service as ushers.

Four other innocent people were killed and dozens of others injured in the 82-second atrocity on Wednesday, March 22, which ended with Masood being shot dead.

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