Thursday, March 23, 2017

London's Cabbies, London's Finest, London's 4th Emergency Service.

The 22 of March will be forever etched in our memory, as the day that saw a police officer and 3 members of the public killed in a terrorist attack on the streets of London.

We pray now for the speedy recovery of the reported 40 injured people on the bridge, mowed down by a terrorist bent in causing as much death and destruction as possible.

On this day, we also saw the NHS staff, paramedics, firefighters and our Police at there very best.

We must hope now that the MP's who are allowing the NHS  firefighters and police cuts think again..

Again on this day, we saw Londons  4th emergency service set up to the mark silently play their part by running people away from the horrors for scene to places of safety, without a second thought and without charge.

These drivers won't get thanks from TfL the GLA or the Mayor, but the 
people they helped today will always remember.

Each and everyone of you wonderful cabbies, Londons finest, should be proud you didn't run away, you turned and run to help.... it's what we do.

Below is a clip from the Ian Collins show in LBC, listen as Carly thanks the driver who got them away from the carnage. But listen what this driver did at the end of the journey. 

  With thanks to Marc Turner, Linda Morris, Artemise Mercer, Mac The Cab and London Taxi Radio

What they said on Twitter and Social Media :

Westminster terror attack: Latest Update 
Fourth victim dies in hospital

Police have confirmed a 75-year-old man has died in hospital after his life support machine was switched off on Thursday evening.

Earlier, the man believed to be responsible for the attack was named as 52-year-old Khalid Masood.

Police said Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was "no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack."

Masood, who was born in Kent, was known to police and had a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH

He was also known by a number of aliases, the Metropolitan Police said.

Armed with two large knives, Masood mowed down pedestrians with his car on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon

He was shot dead moments later by another officer

The first three victims have been named as Pc Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran

29 people remain in hospital and have been visited by the prime minister

Earlier, Mrs May told the Commons: "Our resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism."

Eight people have been arrested and raids have taken place in London, Birmingham and elsewhere

Source : ITN news