A Cumbrian woman was caught up in yesterday’s terror attack when she visited Parliament to receive an award for her work following Storm Desmond.
Daphne Eddington who runs the village shop in Braithwaite was there to receive a Countryside Alliance award as a 'Rural Hero'.
After receiving the award she was enjoying lunch with her husband and daughter and the Copeland MP Trudy Harrison in the Terrace Restaurant when they noticed the blue lights on Westminster Bridge through the glass doors.
Within moments security staff and armed police officers came into the restaurant ordering them to run to the central lobby.
The family had to remain there with hundreds of others for around five hours while Parliament was in lockdown.
Daphne runs the Braithwaite Village Shop which she managed to reopen just six months after being flooded out during Storm Desmond. The shop has been flooded a number of times.
Newly elected Copeland MP Trudy Harrison told ITV Border of her sadness for the families of the injured and killed.