Edge Hill University Incident

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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