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Charlton pay moving tribute to season-ticket holder who died in London terror attack

Policeman Keith Palmer was a regular at The Valley.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC HAVE paid tribute to season-ticket holder Keith Palmer, the policeman who tragically lost his life in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London.

The 48-year-old, a member of the Met’s parliamentary and diplomatic protection command, was stabbed to death as he guarded the Palace of Westminster from the attacker yesterday afternoon.

PC Palmer was a loyal Charlton fan and had a seat in the East Stand of the club’s The Valley home for many years.

A minute’s silence will precede all English Football League games this weekend to honour the victims of yesterday’s attack with the League One club also planning their own tribute to Palmer.

“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,” a Charlton statement read.

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

Palace of Westminster incident Source: Dominic Lipinski

“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 Wednesday’s incident.”

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