London attack: Police identify Westminster attacker as Khalid Masood

It was a tragic moment yesterday Wednesday 22 march 2017 as a named attacker Khalid Masood killed four people at Westminster in London and injured several others.

According to BBC news Masood drove into pedestrians on Westminster bridge before crashing his car into railings and then ran into the grounds of parliament, armed with a knife, stabbing PC Palmer before he was shot dead.

According to police report seven of those injured by Masood are still in the hospital in critical conditions while 29 others were being treated in the hospital, while prime minister Theresa May spent 40 minutes visiting the injured.

 

The 52-year-old was believed to have been living in the west midlands and have been known by the police to have been convicted of possessing offensive weapons and public order offences.

Following the attack, eight arrests have been made in London and Birmingham as the so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack.

 

The Queen has said “her thoughts and prayers, and deepest sympathy” are with the all those who have been affected by the ‘awful violence’.

Later on this evening a Candlelit vigil will be held at Trafalgar square in central London.

Further news and updates can be found on bbc.co.uk

Source:  BBC News

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