Coward or following protocol: What would you have done in Sir Craig Mackey's shoes?

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Coward or following protocol: What would you have done in Sir Craig Mackey’s shoes?

Met Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey stands in front of tree with pink flowers 
Met Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey  Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

Bravery vs cowardice. Self sacrifice vs human instinct. Lions led by donkeys. These are the themes framing the debate amongst Telegraph readers in response to Allison Pearson’s column calling the senior Scotland Yard officer who locked himself in his car during the Westminster terror attack a "coward."

During the Westminster inquest, Deputy Commissioner Sir Craig Mackey admitted that upon witnessing terrorist Khalid Masood’s fatal attack, he failed to intervene. The public and many of his policing colleagues have been angered by this, sparking a debate around whether this was the correct response from a senior officer.

But to what extent should his position have outweighed his human instinct?…

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