How the front pages of newspapers are reporting the London terror attack

As terror engulfed the country’s political epicentre, it was two prone figures – one hero, one suspected murderer – whose images filled today’s national newspaper front pages.

The desperate medical effort to treat Pc Keith Palmer, fatally stabbed as he tried to halt a terrorist’s attack on Parliament, illustrated the day’s horrors on three titles.

The Times, The Guardian and the i showed paramedics fighting to save the officer on the cobbled path in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster, joined by Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood, his face mottled with blood.

The i scrapped an initial front page showing the foot of one victim next to a pool of blood, following criticism.

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Editor Oly Duff said on Twitter: ‘Thanks for the various messages this evening – especially those criticising first front page for poor taste. No intention to offend.

‘Understand why it did, and apologise. New cover here. Chastened – and grateful for protection we all receive as go about our daily lives.’

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Yards away from the injured officer, a man believed to be his killer was being treated for gunshot wounds.

A photo showing the suspect being moved on a stretcher, two blades visible at his side, featured on the front of the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Mirror and the Daily Star.

The Sun, which had the defiant message ‘we are not afraid’ printed below its logo, branded the man, who has yet to be identified, as the ‘maniac who knifed Britain in the heart’.

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In a wrap-around front page, the title also showed motionless Mr Palmer, which it hailed as the ‘hero cop who died stopping him’.

Its tone of resistance was echoed by the Daily Telegraph, whose headline quoted Theresa May, saying: ‘We will never allow evil to drive us apart’.

An earlier shot of an armed police officer pointing towards the grounded suspect was used on the front pages of the Metro, Daily Express and City AM.

The harrowing scene was captured by Press Association photographer Stefan Rousseau, whose photographs featured prominently on every national paper.

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