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London Terror Attacker Named By Police

London Terror Attacker Named By Police

He was aged 52 and from the West Midlands.

The terrorist who killed four and injured many others in yesterday's attack in London has been named as Khalid Masood.

The 52-year-old from the West Midlands first drove his car into members of the public on Westminster Bridge before abandoning the vehicle and running towards the Palace of Westminster, where he stabbed and killed PC Keith Palmer.

Two members of the public died on the bridge, including mum-of-two Aysha Frade.

Of the injured people on Westminster Bridge, 12 were British, three were French children, two Romanians, four South Koreans, two Greeks and one from Germany, Poland, Ireland, China, Italy and the United States.

Credit: PA

Prime Minister Theresa May told the Commons in a statement that the man was a 'peripheral' figure.

"He was not part of the current intelligence picture," she said. Nor was there any 'prior intelligence' of his intent.

She later added that it was 'wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism... it's a perversion of a great faith'.

More from LADbible on the London Attacks:

Police are believed to have arrested eight people and raided six properties in London and Birmingham, where three people have been detained in a flat in where the killer is believed to have resided.

Dozens of officers wearing body armour ran into the address of Hagley Road, Birmingham, and are still investigating the property.

One neighbour told the Daily Mail: "There were a load of armed police in the street. They were all dressed in black and armed with what looked the [submachine guns] and one of them had six ammunition magazines strapped to his leg."

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that the vehicle used by the terrorist was from a local car rental.

Enterprise rent-a-car outlet, via a spokesman, has said: "We can confirm that the car used in the tragic attack in London yesterday afternoon was on of ours.

"We are co-operating fully with the authorities and will provide any assistance that we can to the investigation."

Further details about the attacker, and the plans of his attack, will emerge as the investigation continues.

Source: Daily Mail, News.com, and The Independent

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: terrorism, theresa may, terror attack, London