Couple flee knifeman in terror attack

Date: Friday 24th March 2017
Steve and Jennie Allison met with MP Rory Stewart at the Houses of Parliament shortly before the terrorist struck.
Steve and Jennie Allison met with MP Rory Stewart at the Houses of Parliament shortly before the terrorist struck.

AN Eden couple had to run for their lives after a knife-wielding man came towards them during Wednesday’s terror attack in London.

Five people died and dozens were injured in the attack, during which the man mowed down pedestrians as he drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a police constable and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament. Police Constable Keith Palmer later died of his injuries.

As the horrific scenes unfolded around Westminster, Steve and Jennie Allison, owners of Low Howgill Butchers and Deli in Appleby, were at the Houses of Parliament, having just attended the Countryside Alliance Awards ceremony.

Jennie described running for cover after coming face to face with the knife-wielding attacker, and taking cover in an MPs office with other terrified bystanders.

Also close by as events unfolded were pupils from Morland Primary School, visiting the capital on a school trip.

See tomorrow's Herald for full story.