Acting Met chief ‘witnessed Westminster attack from inside car’

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Acting Met chief ‘witnessed Westminster attack from inside car’

Sir Craig Mackey tells inquest he stayed in vehicle because he had no protective equipment

The acting commissioner of the Metropolitan police stayed in his car as Khalid Masood stabbed an unarmed officer to death during the Westminster Bridge attack, an inquest has heard.

Sir Craig Mackey, now the deputy commissioner of Scotland Yard, told the inquest he remained in the car because he had “no protective equipment and no radio”. Mackey had been to a meeting with the then policing minister, Brandon Lewis, and was being driven out of the Palace of Westminster when the attack, which lasted 82 seconds, unfolded on 22 March last year.

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