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23rd Mar 2017

Charlton pay beautiful tribute to policeman who lost his life in Westminster terror attack

PC Keith Palmer was a season-ticket holder at The Valley

Charlton Athletic have paid an incredibly poignant tribute to the police officer who lost his life in Wednesday’s Westminster terror attack.

PC Keith Palmer was stabbed by a man attempting to storm parliament on Wednesday. Theresa May described him on Thursday morning as “every inch a hero”.

Palmer, 48, had been a police officer for 15 years and died defending the Palace of Westminster from a terrorist.

His bravery cannot be applauded enough.

Palmer was a season-ticket holder at Charlton and the club honoured the officer’s heroism and courage on Thursday by laying a sole red and white scarf on the seat from which Palmer would watch Addicks games for so many years.

A club statement reads:

“It is with great sadness that the club has learned of the tragic news of the death of PC Keith Palmer, a loyal Charlton supporter and season-ticket holder, who lost his life as a result of the terror incident in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon.

“Keith was a familiar face at The Valley to many supporters and sat in his same East Stand seat for many years.

“As an immediate tribute, a red and white scarf has been placed on his seat which will remain until the next home game on Tuesday, April 4th, while the club will discuss ways in which it can commemorate his life at the game itself.

“Keith was a true hero who will be greatly missed by all the Charlton family and everyone at the club would like to offer their sincere condolences to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“The club also wish to extend condolences to the families of all those victims who were involved in yesterday’s incident.”