London attack: Fundraising page for murdered PC Keith Palmer tops £300k

Chloe Chaplain
Tribute: An officer places flowers and a photo of Pc Keith Palmer on Whitehall: Dominic Lipinski/PA

A fundraising campaign raising money for the family of the police officer killed in the Westminster terror attack has raised over a £300,000 in less than one day.

PC Keith Palmer, 48, was one of three victims of the terror attack outside Parliament on Wednesday.

Khalid Masood ploughed through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before storming through the gates outside the Palace of Westminster and stabbing PC Palmer.

The crowdfunding page was set up on Thursday morning and, by 9pm, had smashed it's amended target of £250,000.

Tragic: The photo shows PC Keith Palmer stationed in front of the Houses of Parliament with Will, left, and Tyler, right. (Will Robins/Tyler Chatterley-Russell)

As people have donated to the appeal, they have posted emotional messages to PC Palmer and his family.

Lisa Mulcahy-Jones posted: “From a fellow officer, sending love, thoughts and prayers to PC Keith Palmer's family, friends and colleagues.

“A hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. RIP.”

Jesse Moore wrote: “Our country owes your family a huge debt for sacrificing yourself to protect us. May our contributions help your family stay strong.”

And an anonymous donor added: “God bless you and all the policemen and women around the UK.

“Thank you for keeping us safe every day. My thoughts go out to your family.”

Keith Palmer: Tributes have poured in for the murdered cop (Metropolitan Police)

PC Palmer’s heartbroken family earlier paid tribute to the “wonderful” husband and father.

"Keith will be remembered as a wonderful dad and husband,” they said in a statement.

“A loving son, brother and uncle. A long-time supporter of Charlton FC. Dedicated to his job and proud to be a police officer, brave and courageous.

"A friend to everyone who knew him. He will be deeply missed. We love him so much.”

PC Palmer had served in the Metropolitan Police for 15 years but died at the scene yesterday after paramedics fought to save his life.

American tourist Kurt Cochran and Spanish mother-of-two Aysha Frade also died after being hit by Masood on Westminster Bridge.

A further 29 people were injured. Masood also died after being shot by armed police.

All funds raised by the online fundraiser will be donated to his family.

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