Westminster terror attack: PM Modi calls Theresa May, expresses condolences
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 04, 2017,
Apr 04, 2017, 8:43
Four people died and 50 were injured after Masood drove his vehicle into pedestrians on the bridge last Wednesday, before stabbing to death unarmed police officer Keith Palmer, 48, who was guarding Parliament.
Rowley appealed on Friday for anyone who has information on Masood to contact the police. The Met is trying to determine whether he acted "totally alone", was inspired by terrorist propaganda, and whether anyone might have "encouraged, supported or directed him". Two of those in hospital are in critical condition, one of them with life threatening injuries.
Four innocent people were killed when he drove his hire auto at tourists on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer outside Parliament.
Nine people are now in custody, while one has been released on bail. I have to say since the news of the bad incident first broke we have been inundated with people expressing support and sympathy.
A 27-year-old man who was arrested late on Thursday during raids on a flat in Birmingham has been released with no further action.
The Islamic State group claimed one of its "soldiers" carried out the attack, the worst in Britain since the July 2005 bombings which left 52 people dead.
Other victims include Kurt Cochran of Utah, 54, whose wife was also seriously injured; Police Constable Keith Palmer, 48; and Aysha Frade, 43, who was reportedly on her way to pick her children up from school.
His name is believed to have changed to Adrian Elms during childhood before his conversion to Islam when he became known as Khalid Chowdhury and later Khalid Masood.
The attacker was not named for more than 24 hours as the police investigated the attack.
Prime Minister Theresa May urged Londoners on Thursday to refuse to allow the terror attack to change their habits.
Looking to ensure security heading into the weekend, police have almost doubled the number of armed officers in London; elsewhere in the United Kingdom, up to a third more armed officers are on duty.