Photographer who took picture of Muslim woman ‘walking past’ London terror attack reveals she was actually in shock and ‘wasn’t ignoring people… she was terrified’


The photographer who took the picture of a Muslim woman looking at her phone while walking across Westminster Bridge has defended her – saying she was ‘distraught’ and ‘distressed’. The pedestrian wearing a brown headscarf (right) and grey coat was pictured holding one hand to her head while walking past a victim being treated on the pavement (left). She was criticised when a row broke out online with one social media user accusing her of ‘casually’ walking past the injured woman (inset, top left). But photographer Jamie Lorriman, who captured the image, has leapt to her defence and refuted claims that she was ignoring the woman. He said: ‘To assume she was ignoring someone is impossible to know, the look on the woman’s face, she’s horrified, she’s in the middle of a traumatic situation.’

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