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PC Kris Aves suffered major injuries in the Westminster attack
PC Kris Aves was walking along the bridge with two colleagues PC Bradley Bryant and PC Roger Smith when the rampage unfolded.
The Lambeth-based officers were walking back to work after attending a commendation ceremony at the new Met Police headquarters.
But a car came from “out of nowhere” as murderer Khalid Masood launched an attack that left four victims, including PC Keith Palmer, dead.
PC Aves, a father, underwent an eight-hour surgery in hospital and is expected to survive the brutal attack.
PC Kris Aves was knocked down by the car as he crossed Westminster Bridge
However he will continue to receive treatment after suffering “life-changing” injuries.
His sister Nikki Tapner, 42, told the Sun : “I don’t know that much about what’s going on.
“All I have been told is he has been hurt but his life is not in danger. My parents are there with him.”
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All I have been told is he has been hurt but his life is not in danger. My parents are there with him
PC Aves' sister Nikki Tapner
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PC Smith was said to have undergone operations in hospital after suffering leg injuries, while PC Bryant was also injured but has been released from hospital.
One former colleague said : “By all accounts the officers were unaware of what was happening until the car was literally on them. It came out nowhere.”
On Friday morning Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley said two officers who were injured on Westminster Bridge remain in hospital after suffering "significant injuries".
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Khalid Masood mowed down pedestrians before fatally stabbing PC Palmer
Around forty people were injured during the atrocities on Wednesday, with several pedestrians hit as Masood drove the car onto the pavement before fatally stabbing PC Keith Palmer.
London college worker and mum-of-two Aysha Frade, 43, US tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, and London pensioner Leslie Rhodes, 75, were also killed in Wednesday's attack.
Mr Rowley also told reporters that 31 people were hospitalised following the attack.
Police colleagues continue to pay tribute to PC Keith Palmer after the Westminster attack
He said: "Two people remain in hospital in what is described as a critical condition and one person is considered to have life threatening injuries.”
The police chief also said the dozens who were injured represent "a real cross section of ages and from at least 12 nationalities".
He added: "It is a poignant reminder that the impact of this attack on the capital will reach around the world."