Westminster attack: MP fought to save officer despite fear of second incident

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Tobias Ellwood tells inquest he continued trying to save PC Keith Palmer’s life until doctors told him it was too late

MP Tobias Ellwood had to be ordered to stop giving CPR to PC Keith Palmer in the aftermath of the Westminster Bridge attack when doctors told him there was nothing more that could be done to save him, an inquest has heard.

The Conservative MP and former soldier held back tears as he described the minutes after the attack to the inquests into the victims’ deaths, saying that he had noted the danger of another immediate attack but had nonetheless been set on helping Palmer.

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