PC Keith Palmer's funeral procession: Where, when and how to pay your respects to hero policeman killed in Westminster terror attack

 
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The Metropolitan Police will pay tribute to their colleague PC Palmer today (Source: Getty)

PC Keith Palmer, the police officer killed during the Westminster terror attack last month, will be laid to rest today after a full police service funeral in London.

PC Palmer, was stabbed to death trying to stop Khalid Masood from continuing his attack near the Houses of Parliament. The London policeman was one of five victims of the attack.

He will be given a full police funeral today in central London, with thousands of officers expected to line the route of the procession - these are the details if you want to pay your respects:

Where is it?

The service will be held at Southwark Cathedral.

When is it?

The funeral begins at 2pm this afternoon, Monday 10 April.

Where can I see the funeral procession?

The Met Police have released this map of the route PC Palmer's cortege will take.

How will London transport be affected?

Southwark Street between Southwark Bridge Road and Borough High Street and Borough High Street between Great Dover Street and London Bridge are closed.

From midday, Southwark Bridge, London Bridge and London Bridge bus station will be closed.

The following roads will also be closed to traffic:

  • Bishopsgate (south of Commercial Street)
  • Cannon Street
  • Eastcheap
  • Fish Street Hill
  • Gracechurch Street
  • Great Tower Street
  • King William Street
  • Lombard Street
  • Monument Street
  • Old Broad Street
  • Threadneedle Street

People travelling into London to attend the service should also be aware there is major disruption at Waterloo station, with train delays and cancellations expected to continue into the afternoon.

Metropolitan Police statement about their colleague Keith Palmer

PC Palmer, a south Londoner and loyal Charlton Athletic fan, who had spent most of his policing career serving within south London, will have his funeral at Southwark Cathedral at 14:00 on Monday, 10 April.

Hundreds of people will gather to remember much missed PC Palmer; a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and best friend.

The service will be attended by around 50 members of PC Palmer's family including his wife, child, mum and dad, brother and sisters

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, who served alongside PC Palmer during his career - which spanned more than 15 years - and from the wider service, will be joined by colleagues from the forces of England and Wales to honour their fallen colleague.

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