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Fourth Victim Of London Attack Named As 75-Year-Old Man

by : Francesca Donovan on : 24 Mar 2017 09:34
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The fourth victim of Wednesday’s London terror attack has been named by police.

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Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south London was hit by Khalid Masood’s rented 4×4 on Westminster Bridge.

After battling his injuries, Leslie’s life support was switched off last night.

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Rhodes was one of three people hit in Masood’s hateful rampage, including mother-of-two Aysha Frade, 43, who worked at a foreign language school nearby Westminster Bridge.

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Also killed was 53-year-old Kurt Cochran, an American tourist celebrating a wedding anniversary with a trip to London with his wife, Melissa Payne Cochran.

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Moments later, 48-year-old PC Keith Palmer was fatally stabbed.

Palmer’s family have since released a statement saying he was a ‘wonderful dad and husband’, meanwhile The Met have said the constable’s shoulder number, 4157U, would be retired as a mark of respect.

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Assistant Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley – Scotland Yard’s top anti-terror officer – announced that 50 people were injured, including Kurt Cochran’s wife, and two civilians caught up in the attack are still critical.

He added that 31 people had received hospital treatment and one further civilian is considered to have life-threatening injuries.

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Rowley appealed to ‘anyone who knew Khalid Masood well, understands who his associates were and can provide us with information about places he has recently visited’.

Masood was shot dead by police on the scene during his devastating attack.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

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