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The public joined grieving relatives at Southwark Cathedral for the funeral of PC Keith Palmer
Posted: 10/04/2017 05:07 PM

THOUSANDS of police and members of the public lined the streets of south London as they said goodbye to to terror attack hero PC Keith Palmer.

PC Palmer's body was taken from a chapel in Westminster, where he laid in rest overnight after the Queen gave special permission, to Southwark Cathedral for his funeral.

Around 5,000 officers from the Metropolitan Police and other forces around the country stood along the 2.6-mile route and bowed their heads in silent tribute as the cortege passed.

Flowers containing the words No 1 Daddy were laid on the hearse as the funeral procession made its way to the cathedral.

The 48-year-old father and husband was stabbed to death by terrorist Khalid Masood in the Westminster attack, which saw him running through an entrance and into a courtyard in the grounds.

PC Palmer was one of five people killed during the attack which began when Masood drove his rental car at high-speed into pedestrians on the pavement of Westminster Bridge.

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