England flag flown at half-mast as Wembley pays tribute to victims of London terror attack with a minute’s silence ahead of Lithuania clash

THE England flag at Wembley Stadium is being flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims of the London terror attacks.

Sitting next to the stadium’s statue of Bobby Moore, the flag has been lowered as a tribute to all those who lost their lives in Westminster on Wednesday.

A flag next to Wembley’s Bobby Moore statue is flown at half mast as a tribute to the victims of the London terror attack
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Further tributes also took place inside the stadium ahead of kick off

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Wreaths were laid on the pitch by FA chief Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Acting Met Police Commissioner Craig Mackey.

And a minute’s silence was held for all those who lost their lives.

There was also a tribute to former England boss Graham Taylor who passed away in January.

Security has been heightened at the national stadium in the aftermath of Wednesday’s terror attack.

Sniffer dogs are in operation outside Wembley
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An armed police officer stands guard on route to the stadium
Tributes are also being paid to former England boss Graham Taylor
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An FA spokesperson said: “Fan safety is of paramount importance and we have robust security measures in place at Wembley Stadium.

“In collaboration with the local authorities and the Metropolitan Police there will be an enhanced security operation for the England v Lithuania match on Sunday, to ensure a safe and secure environment for spectators.

“All supporters are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to avoid any delays in entering the stadium.”

Four people were tragically killed on Wednesday as terrorist Khalid Masoud ran over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on the way to the Houses of Parliament.

The St George’s Cross flies proudly beneath the Wembley arch
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Further tributes will take place at Wembley during today’s match against Lithuania
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The Bobby Moore statue and the England flag from a distance
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FA chief Greg Clarke will lay a wreath to honour the victims of the attack
He will be joined on the Wembley pitch by London mayor Sadiq Khan
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PC Keith Palmer was then stabbed to death after heroically trying to stop Masoud entering the parliamentary complex.

A further 50 people have also been injured in the attack with some in critical condition.

Palmer was a season-ticket holder at Charlton Athletic and the club have already placed a scarf over his seat.

Further tributes are planned by the Addicks for the hero cop in their next home match.

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