As more details of this afternoon’s attack at Westminster emerge, one MP was on hand to try and assist one of the police officers injured in the incident.
Tobias Ellwood, the foreign minister, attempted to save the life of the policeman who was stabbed just inside the gates of the Palace of Westminster, but sadly he has since announced that the officer lost his life.
The 50-year-old Conservative MP gave the stricken officer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and tried to stem his blood loss by applying pressure to the wounds.
Mr Ellwood – a former soldier – stayed alongside the officer until the air ambulance arrived to administer professional help.
He was later seen with blood on both his hands and face talking to other before returning to the Foreign Office.
A source close to Mr Ellwood told The Telegraph:
[He] tried to give mouth to mouth and stem blood flow from multiple stab wounds to the officer until the chopper and medics arrived.
According to The Telegraph, Mr Ellwood has been Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office since July 2014 and has been MP for Bournemouth East for nearly twelve years.
Tragically, Mr Ellwood lost his brother Jon in the Bali terror attack in October 2002 which took the lives of 202 people.