The attacker who murdered three people and injured several others, before he was shot dead by the police in yesterday’s London attack has been identified as Khalid Masood.
Police in London named 52-year-old Khalid Masood, born in Kent as the man responsible for the terrorist attack in Westminster, Wednesday afternoon which affected
Scotland Yard believe Masood was most recently living in the West Midlands. Detectives say Masood had previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.
He had not been convicted of any terrorism offences.
Isis in a statement released by Amaq news agency on Thursday afternoon, claimed responsibility for the London attack.
Mr Masood drove along Westminster Bridge yesterday afternoon killing a mother-of-two and a man in his mid-50s and injuring another 29 people, some of them critically. He then got out of the vehicle and ran round the corner to get into the grounds of the Palace of Westminster where he stabbed to death a police officer before he was gunned down.
UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May in an earlier statement, said the attacker was born in Britain and had previously been investigated for suspected extremism by MI5.