Two Birmingham men still in custody after Westminster terror attack
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 01, 2017,
Apr 01, 2017, 9:39
"We continue to focus on his motivation, his preparation and his associates", said Rowley.
Masood was known to police and MI5 but was a "peripheral figure" who was not implicated in any current probe.
Officers have carried out a total of 15 searches at various addresses in east London, south London, Brighton, Surrey, Carmarthenshire, Birmingham and Manchester.
She said the police officer who was killed in the attack, PC Keith Palmer, was "every inch a hero and his actions will never be forgotten".
Masood drove his rented SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday before crashing his vehicle into railings and then running into the grounds of Parliament.
Following the recent terror attack near Britain's parliament in London that killed five people and injured 40 people, Prime Minster Narendra Modi called his United Kingdom counterpart Theresa May to express India's solidarity and conveyed condolence for victims.
Police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data" and have contacted 3,500 witnesses as they look for clues as to why the British-born man launched the deadly attack.
The terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack as A'map news agency reported Masoof was a "soldier of the Islamic state".
Fifty people were injured in the attack, with 31 receiving hospital treatment.
The fourth member of the public killed in the attack was named as Leslie Rhodes.
Since the attack, the police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. Other media reports said he was a married father of three and a former English teacher who was into bodybuilding.
The Romanian Foreign Ministry said a Romanian woman was in critical condition after undergoing complicated surgery for her injuries.
Police said armed patrols would take place around Wembley Stadium and extra officers would be at the ground as England played a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday.
The anti-terror police chief said "at least 50" people were injured when Masood ploughed through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before knifing a policeman to death just inside the gates of Britain's parliament and being shot dead by another officer.
A 58-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were arrested at separate addresses in Birmingham on Thursday, and detained under the Terrorism Act (TACT). And some got emotional seeing the tributes to the attack victims.
"We come together as Londoners tonight to remember those who have lost their lives and all those affected by the horrific attack yesterday". The hospital has treated eight victims.