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London terror attack: Police receive flowers in sympathy

Flowers Image copyright PC Adam Pace
Image caption PC Adam Pace tweeted this picture of some flowers taken into a police station in Nottingham

Police officers across England have received flowers in thanks and sympathy after the London attack.

Well-wishers sent bouquets in tribute to PC Keith Palmer who was stabbed to death outside the Houses of Parliament.

Hashtag #ThinBlueLine was trending on Twitter during an outpouring of gratitude to emergency services workers' bravery.

A fund set up by the Metropolitan Police Federation for PC Palmer's family has raised more than £60,000.

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Image caption A police officer in Coventry laid flowers delivered by a resident

West Midlands Police in Coventry and Cheshire Police tweeted about residents who delivered flowers to their stations.

The support from around the country comes as Londoners showed solidarity following the Westminster attack.

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Twitter account UK Cop Humour tweeted a picture of a Metropolitan Police helmet and a box of chocolates.

The caption read: "A member of the public just approached me and my partner and said 'I know this is a horrible day for us all but it must be worse for you' and he gave us these chocolates."

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Image caption A member of the public gave police officers chocolates

A police team in Walsall, West Midlands tweeted they were "extremely humbled this morning by the lady from Walsall College who shook my hand and simply said thank you."

In Dudley police officers received boxes of cakes from a woman as thanks for the work they do.

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Police in Sandwell, in the West Midlands, tweeted to say an eight-year-old girl had brought them some chocolates.

Humberside Specials tweeted a poignant message alongside a photograph inside an officer's locker.

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Police forces across the country had their flags at half mast and held silences at 09:33 in recognition of PC Palmer's shoulder number.

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