In an incident that has left the world in shock, British Parliament in London was attacked on March 22 leaving 5 dead and over 40 injured.
While the world still reeled from the news, there was one face that stood as a hero for many, that was of MP Tobias Ellwood, who tried to save the life of a police officer amid all the chaos by giving him mouth-to-mouth.
While the picture Ellwood amid emergency workers, with blood smeared on his face and him being visibly shaken was seen by many, what many don’t know is that the brave MP had lost his own brother to another terror attack.
Ellwood’s brother Jonathan had died in 2002’s Bali bombings and Ellwood was the one who had flown out there to identify the body and informed the rest of the family.
Ellwood is an MP for Bournemouth and also a minister with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
He has been known to work with terror victims and March 22’s act just shows how much he was affected by his brother’s death.
Though he himself was injured in the attack, he had rushed to help the police officer who was attacked with a knife.
While the attacker was killed moments later by the police, Ellwood had rushed to help the officer amid all the chaos.
Unfortunately, the officer could not be saved and died in the attack.
The blood had smeared on to Ellwood’s face was from the multiple stab wounds that the officer had received.
Ellwood’s brother Jonathan had died in the Bali bombings of 2002 which left 202 people dead on the Indonesian Island.
Recalling that time Ellwood had said,
“At least I had only one body to view. One man looked at 55 before he found his son.”