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Holly Willoughby tears up in touching interview with hero who tried to save police officer in Westminster terror attack

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Holly Willoughby teared up on This Morning during an interview with Tony Davis, a former soldier who performed CPR on the terror attack victim, PC Keith Palmer. The hero opened up about using his combat training to try to save the life of the married father, who sadly passed away from his injuries. He said: "Initially when he fell to the ground, I put him in the recovery position, checked his pulse, he had a weak pulse, he had an initial head wound and another in his arm and another near his rib cage, that I believe was the fatal one. I put my raincoat underneath and tried to stem the blood as much as I could."

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Phillip gave a speech in tribute to the victims of the attack

Holly broke down in tears as she questioned the brave man about the horrific incident, asking him: "You're not a paramedic, you're not trained for this… How can you process that in your head?" Tony said: "Maybe tomorrow it'll sink in a bit. I stayed at the scene... everyone just came together. A great show of solidarity." One of Keith's former colleagues Nina Whitehead also appeared on the show to pay tribute to him. She said: "I was the passenger and he was one of the police officers who actually saved my life. I owe him everything. He was a wonderful dad, and wonderful husband to his wife and everything."

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Holly's co-host Phillip Schofield also gave a speech during the segment. "It was a scene of tragedy, but among the harrowing images are heroes," he said. "PC Keith Palmer, who lost his life while trying to protect our democracy. The doctors and nurses who ran towards the carnage to help. They are the Britain we love, the country we know – the spirit that one man tried to destroy."