Out of sight out of mind? Falmouth reacts to the Westminster attacks

At approximately 14:40 on the 22nd of March, a terrorist attack was instigated outside the houses of Parliament, central London. The event saw five civilians killed and fifty more innocent bystanders severely injured.

A grey Hyundai drove at 76 miles per hour over Westminster Bridge. While one victim was flung into the Thames below, others were mowed down by the out-of-control vehicle.

The car continued on to collide with the railings outside parliament, before the driver exited the vehicle and proceeded to stab an on-duty police officer several times, causing fatal injuries.
The terrorist attacker was later named later as Kahilid Masood. Despite attempts to save him, Masood died at the scene.

The entire attack lasted 82 seconds in total.

Westminster and much of the capital went into instant lock down, with MPs being held in their chambers.

PM Theresa May was seen being hurried from the scene.

An attack on the British capital was highly anticipated, with the UK’s threat level being listed as sever.

Cornwall comprises of the most south-westerly region in the UK, a far reach from any capital.
Often Cornwall’s remoteness is what it’s residents love about living in this specific part of the UK.

However, does Cornwall’s isolated geographic location mean residents feel indifferent about the recent attacks? Or does the growing world of instant news and online media now mean that we can no longer escape these harrowing events, wherever they occur?

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