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Family of London attack victim Melissa Cochran says 'she's getting stronger'

02 April 2017

THE FAMILY OF a survivor of the Westminster terror attack, who lost her husband in the incident, have shared a photograph showing her recovery.

A second picture shows her standing with the help of crutches, with the caption: "Getting stronger every day".

Photos were posted on a gofundme page set up to support Melissa following her husband's death.

No other details about her condition were provided.

The GoFundMe page, dubbed Kurt Cochran Memorial Relief Fund, was launched to cover Melissa's regular monthly expenses and loss of income incurred as a result of her injuries.

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The couple, from Utah, were on their final day of a trip to London to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when Masood swerved into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

Masood, 52, was shot dead by an armed police officer after gaining access to the Palace of Westminster grounds during his attack in the heart of political London.

Melissa Cochran's brother Clint Payne said on Thursday through a verified GoFundMe account webpage that she was "getting stronger every day!"

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The 44-year-old was killed on Westminster Bridge.

Mr Payne said his sister was "so grateful and overwhelmed with your generosity and outpouring of love" and thanked nearly 2,000 donors for their kind words and support.

"So many people have been so kind, and we are deeply touched by their goodness and generosity", he said, ITV reported.

Her parents Dimmon and Sandra Payne, her brother Clint Payne and other family members flew to London after the attack to be at her bedside. "He was an incredible individual who loved everyone and tried to make the world a better place".

Kurt and Melissa P. Cochran.

After crashing into the gates of the Palace of Westminster, Masood stormed into the courtyard outside the Houses of Parliament and fatally stabbed PC Keith Palmer.

Mr Cochran died from multiple injuries at the bridge scene.

Kent-born Masood, who lived in Birmingham, earlier mounted the kerb twice in a Hyundai auto as he sped across Westminster Bridge.

In the years before his attack, he lived near a number of known radicals in Luton before travelling between homes in east London and Birmingham.

Family of London attack victim Melissa Cochran says 'she's getting stronger'