New security gates installed outside Houses of Parliament after Westminster attack

Patrick Grafton-Green
A new set of security gates which have been installed at the Carriage Gates entrance to the Houses of Parliament: PA

New security gates have been installed outside the Houses of Parliament, three weeks after the horrific terror attack in Westminster.

Bulkier, black iron gates have been erected at the Carriage Gate entrance to the Palace of Westminster, where hero police officer Keith Palmer was stabbed to death.

The previous gates were removed on Tuesday, the day after PC Palmer’s funeral, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The new gates appear heavier and more reinforced, and are covered in wire mesh.

The new gates are bulkier than the previous ones (PA)

A House of Commons spokesman told the Standard that the old gates had been removed as part of "routine maintence".

48-year-old husband and father PC Palmer was killed as he tried to stop crazed killer Khalid Masood after he burst through the gates.

Masood was later shot dead during the attack on March 22.

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of central London on Monday to pay their respects at PC Palmer’s funeral.

The previous gates, which were reportedly replaced on Tuesday (PA)

PC Palmer's funeral took place at Southwark Cathedral following a procession through the streets of London.

Four other people also died in the attack when Masood ploughed into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge.

Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, 31, American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, and Spanish teacher Aysha Frade, 44, were all killed.