A police officer from Barnet suffered 'life-changing' injuries after he was hit by a car in the Westminster terrorist attack.

PC Kris Aves, 35, was walking across Westminster Bridge with two colleagues – PC Bradley Bryant and PC Roger Smith – when Khalid Masood mounted the pavement in a 4X4 and drove into them.

The Lambeth-based Met Police officer was in London attending a commendation ceremony at the Met headquarters in Cannon Row when the attack happened.

PC Aves' parents, who still lives in Braintree, are at his bedside.

His sister Nikki Tapner told the Sun: "I don't know that much about what's going on.

"All I have been told is he has been hurt but his life is not in danger. My parents are there with him."

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Kris Aves PC Aves, who is a father, is said to have suffered two broken legs and a broken arm when he was hit by the car.

His colleagues PC Smith reportedly underwent operations in hospital after suffering leg injuries, while PC Bryant was also injured but has been released from hospital.

On Friday morning Met Police acting deputy commissioner Mark Rowley said two officers who were injured on Westminster Bridge remain in hospital after suffering "significant injuries".

Mr Aves' family said: "Kris went to work on Wednesday full of pride as he was receiving a commendation for his exceptional work as a police liaison officer during a demonstration in 2016.

"What started as a celebratory day, ended in tragedy.

"Kris is now being treated in hospital, and as a family we remain at his bedside.

"We thank his colleagues and the public who have sent us messages of support."