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Statement following the London attack

4 June, 2017

British Transport
Police Federation
June 4, 2017

Statement following the London attack

Those who lost their lives and suffered serious injuries during last night's terrorist attack on London are in our thoughts today. The response of the emergency services undoubtedly prevented more lives being lost and we all owe the first responders - who showed exceptional courage and determination - a debt of gratitude.

One of those first on the scene was a British Transport Police officer; one of our colleagues. The officer, who was on duty at the time, suffered serious stab wounds after bravely confronting the attackers. This morning we have visited him in hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries. His condition is serous but not life-threatening.

Chair of British Transport Police Federation, Nigel Goodband, said: "We are extremely proud of our colleague, and based on the many kind messages and uplifting words of support sent to us this morning to pass on to him, many other people are too. We hope these messages will be of some comfort to him and his family."

"We're also thinking of our injured Metropolitan Police colleague and wishing them a swift and full recovery. We are in contact with the Metropolitan Police Federation and have passed our best wishes to them

The events of last night - indeed the events of the last few months - remind us of the danger police officers face in protecting the public. Our colleagues have our support and we are working with British Transport Police to ensure welfare provisions are in place for everyone affected.