Neighbours have paid tearful tributes to a Clapham pensioner who was killed when a crazed man mowed down pedestrians in the Westminster terror attack.

Leslie Rhodes, 75, of Macaulay Road, was one of three people killed when Khalid Masood ploughed a hired Hyundai into passersby on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

Police officer Keith Palmer, 48, a husband and father, was also stabbed to death outside Parliament in the brutal killings, London’s bloodiest terrorist attack since the 7/7 bombings.

Next door neighbours Michael and Christine Carney heard the news when they went next door to find officers in his home.

They rushed to King's College Hospital so they could be at his side for when he died, where doctors played songs from his favourite band Queen.

Flowers outside Mr Rhodes home in Clapham

Christine Carney said: “We’d have never found out unless we knocked on his door. We went [to the hospital] knowing he was going to die.

“We just didn’t want him to die alone. If he had somebody there we wouldn’t have felt the need

“I’m angry because if he had died of an illness you could have accepted it. He’s been robbed, he was a fit man. Everybody liked him.”

“He was a private person, we were good friends, but weren’t in and out of each other’s houses. We caught up on the balcony.

“He was just there all the time. We can’t get our heads around the fact that he’s gone.”

It is believed Mr Rhodes was visiting a nearby hospital when he was mowed down on the bridge.

Mr Rhodes, who lived alone, died in hospital on Thursday night after his life support was withdrawn.

Including terrorist Khalid Masood, who was shot dead by officers shortly afterwards, five people died in the attack.

Three people died after being hit on Westminster Bridge

Neighbours of Mr Rhodes gathered last night to share stories of their beloved neighbour when they heard he was one of the victims, including how he would clean their windows for free.

A tearful Philip Williams, 61, who has lived next to Mr Rhodes for 24 years, said he was “devastated” by the news. 

Robert Berrick, 68, said: “I’ve known him for years, we were still friends. He was just a normal nice guy – being a good neighbour and a good friend.

“He was very into his sport, he like fishing but stopped when he retired.”

It is believed Mr Rhodes’ body is still being kept by police as part of ongoing investigations, leaving his family unable to make funeral arrangements.

Neighbour Hawa Koroma, 23, has lived in the block of flats for about 10 years.

She said: “Ever since we moved here he has been so lovely. He would always take my deliveries and bring them back to me.

“I didn’t speak to him much, but in the few times we did he was really nice.”