A police officer who played a key role in the force's response to last year's Westminster attack has received a British Empire Medal.

Since 2010 PC Andy Dunmore has served as part of the Parliamentary And Diplomatic Protection Command team working within the Crown Estate.

On March 22, 2017 he was called into action when Khalid Masood drove a car into pedestrians on the pavement along the south side of Westminster Bridge and Bridge Street, injuring more than 50 people.

PC Dunmore gave CPR to Masood after he was shot and covered the stabbed PC Keith Palmer’s body with a blanket “to preserve his dignity”.

Having grown up in Epping and attended Waltham Forest College, PC Dunmore began his Metropolitan Police Service career in 1997 when he was a response officer based in the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Islington.