Northumbria police officers will join mourners for the funeral of Pc Keith Palmer, who was murdered in the Westminster terror attack.

Chief Constable Steve Ashman will be among those attending the service in London. Officers in the North East will observe a two minute silence at 2pm in memory of the 48-year-old.

Pc Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood outside the Palace of Westminster on March 22. He will be honoured with a full police funeral.

His coffin will be taken from the Palace of Westminster to Southwark Cathedral for the funeral, followed by a private cremation.

The Queen gave permission for Pc Palmer's body to rest in Westminster's Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, an honour normally reserved for heads of state.

Thousands of officers from across the country are expected to line the streets around the cathedral and could take part in the service as ushers.