Westminster attack: The stories bringing the horror closer to home in our region

The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)
The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster we look at the impact it made locally across our region.

Five people have died, with 50 more injured - some critically - after Wednesday’s terror attack near the Houses of Parliament.

The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

Kent-born muslim convert Khalid Masood, 52 - formerly Adrian Elms - drove at pedestrians in his car on Westminster Bridge. He then crashed his hired Hyundai SUV into the railings in front of Parliament Yard before bursting through the gate to the Palace of Westminster with two large knives where he fatally stabbed unarmed Pc Keith Palmer, 48.

He was shot dead moments later by a close protection officer attached to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon.

The incident has sent shockwaves across the country, but how did it impact our region... here are the stories that have been making the headlines across our titles in the South Midlands.

Bedfordshire

FIRST OFFICIAL PICTURE OF WESTMINSTER ATTACKER: Do you know this man? Police appeal for any information on terrorist

Westminster attacker previously lived in Luton and had history of violent knife crimes

Police appeal for Luton people who knew Westminster terrorist to get in touch

Luton sends its condolences to Westminster victims

Ex-Leighton Buzzard headteacher was once a neighbour of Westminster terrorist

Faiths group plans Luton solidarity march after Westminster terror attack

Buckinghamshire

Parliament on lock down: Aylesbury MP David Lidington says to house “There has been a serious incident”

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes reporter caught up in Westminster terror attack

Milton Keynes MP in lockdown after attack outside Parliament

Milton Keynes MPs echo ‘you will not defeat us’ message after Westminster attack

Hertfordshire

MP Mike Penning pays tribute to emergency services after Westminster attacks

Ex Dacorum councillor Tobias Ellwood praised as ‘hero’ in Westminster Attacks

Northamptonshire

‘One man’s acts of violence have no place within any of the faiths’ - Northampton’s religious groups condemn Westminster attack

Northampton MP told to stay in Parliament after police officer stabbed and one person shot in central London

MP speaks of security lockdown after ‘terrorism’ incident at Westminster

Northampton MP passed through terror attack courtyard ‘two minutes’ before fatal stabbing

Daventry council leader just yards away when police opened fire on Westminster attacker

Oxfordshire

“We stand together,” say Banbury religious leaders in wake of Westminster attack

Warwickshire

Rugby students 15 minutes away from Westminster terrorist incident

‘No threat’ to Warwickshire, say police

Rugby man nearly hit by car on bridge

Rugby High student’s mother ‘still in shock’

Balsall Common pupils ‘all safe’ after terrorist incident occurs during trip to Parliament

Ahmadiyya Muslims in Leamington condemn Westminster terror attack