Westminster attack: eyewitness says 'there was silence on the bridge - just bodies lying on the floor'

Westminster attack: eyewitness tells harrowing story of immediate aftermath of the assault

Graham Neale, who witnessed the incident in Westminster, told his story to Paul Ross

Thursday, March 23, 2017

An eyewitness to the chaos outside Parliament yesterday has told talkRADIO there was "deadly silence" on Westminster Bridge, "just a load of people lying on the floor."

Graham Neale told Paul Ross about what he saw during the attacks, while have left five people dead and 40 injured after a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing PC Keith Palmer.

Neal said: "It was a peculiar situation. I walked straight out of the building, straight across the road, and just after I crossed the road, there was a surge of people behind me. 

"I heard a sort of slapping sound, which in retrospect was the sounds of gunfire. I looked over towards Big Ben to see coppers running, so I knew something had gone off. 

"I turned and started walking across the bridge, except there was no traffic moving and there was deadly silence. There were just a load of people lying on the floor.

"I'm really shocked. I'm a Londoner. I see these people all day long, and feel a real affinity with them, and I choked."

Listen to Graham's story above.