Police praised for helping deliver Sheffield woman's floral tribute to London terror attack victims

Flowers left by elderly Sheffield woman - picture by Sheffield South East LPT
Flowers left by elderly Sheffield woman - picture by Sheffield South East LPT
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Police have been praised for helping to deliver an elderly Sheffield woman's floral tribute to PC Keith Palmer to the New Palace Yard memproa;.

Hundreds of floral tributes have already been left at New Palace Yard after terrorist Khalid Masood stabbed the police officer to death on Wednesday.

Following the devastating attack, Sheffield South East LPT revealed that an elderly woman had visited the Moss Way station hoping to add her bouquet to the tributes.

PC Rachel Attwell explained to the woman that delivering the flowers was "not something we can normally do" considering the distance to London.

However, the elderly woman insisted that she "really wanted" to pass on the gesture to the family of PC Palmer.

PC Attwell then decided to go the extra mile to "respect the wishes of this kind resident" and arranged to drop the flowers off at Sheffield railway station.

From there, staff at East Midlands Trains service carried them to London before passing them on to British Transport Officer PC Smart at St Pancras.

British Transport Police then confirmed to the Sheffield South East LPT that the flowers had been taken down by the night's shift and left at the New Palace Yard memorial.

Residents on Facebook have praised the thoughtfulness of everyone involved in making sure the elderly woman's flowers arrived at their destination.

Caroline Curnow posted: "Ah how thoughtful of everyone involved... restores your faith in humanity."

Jo Butterley said: "Really thoughtful and caring on all parts. Xx"

Jean Herd posted: "Lovely gesture from that member of public and a huge thanks to everyone who got those flowers to London."