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Cyclist MP Emily Thornberry hurt in car collision near Parliament

Emily Thornberry understood to have been injured in Parliament Square

26 July, 2019 — By Emily Finch

MP Emily Thornberry has thanked an ambulance worker who helped her

MESSAGES have flooded in for Emily Thornberry after she was involved in a cycle crash outside the Houses of Parliament on Friday.

Islington South MP Ms Thornberry is understood to have been injured when she was in a collision with a car in Parliament Square.

She posted a picture on Twitter of a tray, which included a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin, raspberries, chocolates and painkillers, after she was discharged from hospital on Saturday.

The picture was accompanied by the caption: “Am now recovering at home with the best form of medicine: Family TLC (tender loving care).”

The gift received by Ms Thornberry

She also thanked London Ambulance Service worker “Ray”, who looked after her on the roadside, and the ­“fabulous” staff at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

Ms Thornberry was recently spotted on a bike during her visit to Richard Ratcliffe outside the Iranian embassy in Knightsbridge during his hunger strike last month. Mr Ratcliffe was protesting over the imprisonment of his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, for alleged spying charges in Iran.

A spokeswoman for Ms Thornberry’s office said: “Emily is hugely grateful for the support of the ambulance crew and A&E staff who helped her, following her accident.

“She will be back to work and back on her bike as soon as possible.”

The Met did not respond when the Tribune enquired into whether anyone has been arrested following the crash.

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