Edge Hill University Incident

By | 30th May 2017

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Edge Hill University Incident

Edge Hill University Incident

Edge Hill students amongst those injured in the Westminster terror attack

University officials believe they were on the bridge when the attack unfolded

Students from Edge Hill University were injured in the terror attack on Westminster yesterday .

The students were among a party of 13 from the Ormskirk university on a trip to the Houses of Parliament when a terrorist drove a 4×4 car onto Westminster Bridge and began running over pedestrians, before stabbing a police officer.

Two of the students, Owen Lambert, 18, from Morecambe, and Travis Frain from Darwen in Lancashire, have been named by the BBC.

Mr Frain is understood to have suffered a cracked rib as well as hand and arm injuries, but the university said staff had spoken to his mum and she said he was being treated in hospital and is in “good spirits”.

Mr Lambert required stitches to a head wound.

Two other students suffered minor injuries.

Edge Hill University student Travis Frain who was injured in the terror attack on Westminster

Speaking on BBC North West Tonight, Dr John Cater, vice chancellor of the university, said the students had been in the House of Commons watching Prime Minister’s Questions two hours before the attack.

He said: “Our assumption is that they were either knocked over by other people or struck by the vehicle.

“Obviously all of them will be somewhat traumatised by what they have seen.”

A spokesman for Edge Hill today confirmed that one student remained in hospital, but that it was hoped they would be discharged later today to return home.

University students injured in Westminster terror attack

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Four university students were injured as they were caught up in the attack on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday. Photo: Press Association

University students were injured as they were caught up in the attack on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday.

They were among a group of 13 students and a lecturer from Edge Hill University, in Ormskirk, who were on the first day of a two-day educational visit to the Houses of Parliament.

The students had just left Parliament and made their way on to Westminster Bridge after they had watched Prime Minister’s Questions and met with MPs.

Among those injured were Owen Lambert, 18, from Morecambe, Lancashire, who needed stitches to a head wound, and Travis Frain, from Darwen.Travis Frain was on Westminster Bridge when a car mowed down several people. Credit: Facebook

Dr John Cater, Vice Chancellor of Edge Hill University said:”We understand that two students have been taken to hospital but as walking wounded – one with a head wound and one with a wrist injury. There are two other students who have minor injuries who are with police and acting as witnesses.”The good news is that the other nine students are now back in a hostel receiving support and will return to the North West tomorrow.”

He added: “The details are invariably hazy I guess.Our assumption is that they were either knocked over by other people or struck by the vehicle. Obviously all of them will be somewhat traumatised by what they have seen as well.” Earlier, the university tweeted: “All students and lecturer in Westminster have been accounted for and are being supported by the university.”

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