‘I just see love’, victim says of photo of wife cradling him after Westminster attack


This moving image showed the world what appeared to be a Good Samaritan comforting a bloodied stranger after the Westminster terror attack.

But it has now been revealed that the two people pictured in the photograph are husband and wife Cara and Stephen Lockwood, from Oxfordshire. 

The couple featured in this week’s astonishing episode of BBC series Hospital which documented the response of doctors and nurses at St Mary’s in Paddington who were treating those injured in the attack. 

Speaking about the now-famous image during the documentary, Mr Lockwood said tearfully: “Cara is on her knees, crouched over me, telling me to be OK and it’s alright. 

“I just see love in it really. All that chaos and hatred, all I can just see is my wife looking after me. But we’re going to deal with it together.”

Stephen Lockwood speaks about the Westminster attack in BBC documentary hospital

He added: “I feel like I’m allowed to saw we’ve won. We survived and we’re safe.”

The couple had travelled to London for a day-trip to celebrate Stephen’s 40th birthday when they were caught up in the attack on Westminster Bridge.

They were walking across the bridge to hail a taxi as Mrs Lockwood was nervous about using the Tube because she feared a terror attack.

Seconds later, she was nursing him on the ground after attacker Khalid Masood ploughed his vehicle into pedestrians on the bridge.

Mr Lockwood suffered serious injuries including deep cuts to his leg, a broken tibia and a fractured fibula. He needed a four-hour operation to repair the damage and narrowly avoided having his leg amputated. He spent several days in intensive care. 

After the London Bridge attack on June 4, Mr Lockwood reposted the image of him and his wife on Twitter and wrote: “Just wanted to let them know we got through it and so can they.”

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