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Britain's Foreign Office Minister tried to save London police officer

Tory MP Tobias Ellwood has previously served in the British Army.

A BRITISH MINISTER tried to save the life of the slain police officer who was killed in this afternoon’s attack in London.

Palace of Westminster incident Source: Stefan Rousseau/PA Images

Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood, pictured in the centre above, helped emergency services attend to a policeman who was stabbed in what is believed to be a terrorist incident. The police officer has since passed away.

A source close to Ellwood told The Telegraph: “[He] tried to give mouth-to-mouth and stem blood flow from multiple stab wounds to the officer until the chopper and medics arrived”.

Four people have died and ten people have been injured in the attack on the UK parliament’s grounds and Westminster Bridge.

The assailant of the police officer was shot dead by police.

Tory MP Ellwood previously served in the Royal Green Jackets (a regiment of the British army) from 1991 to 1996, and served in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Kuwait, Germany, Gibraltar and Bosnia.

He left the army at the rank of Captain and is a current Army Reservist.

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