Month: March 2017

CO258-17 Masood

Westminster Terror Attack: Was Khalid Masood Lone Wolf?

Detectives working on the Westminster terror attack inquiry want to know if assailant Khalid Masood was a ‘lone wolf’ and acted alone or if he was part of a terror network. He has several aliases and detectives believe he has also  been known as Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao. He may also be known by a number of other names. Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command investigating the Westminster attack have released an image of Khalid Masood the assailant who rammed pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday (22 March) killing three and later stabbing PC Keith Palmer at one of the entrances to the Houses of Parliament. His fourth victim has been named as Leslie Rhodes, 75, a retired window cleaner from Clapham, south London – one of three people killed by Masood’s car on Westminster Bridge. His life support machine was turned off on Thursday (23 March). A total of 50 people were injured in Wednesday’s attack, with 31 receiving hospital treatment. Two remain in a critical condition, and one has life-threatening injuries. …

The sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain March 22, 2017.     REUTERS/Eddie Keogh  - RTX328D0

Westminster Attacks: PC Keith Palmer Named Among 4 Dead and 40 Injured

PC Keith Palmer, 48, has been named as the police officer killed in the attacks at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 22 March. He was one of the fatalities alongside three pedestrians and the assailant who ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner confirmed 40 people were amongst the injured, some with serious injuries, including three police officers, two of whom remain in a serious condition. He however refused to confirm the identity of the attacker only saying he had been “inspired by international terrorism”. He continued: “Today, in Westminster we saw tragic events unfold and our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones, who were injured, and all those affected by this attack. “One of those who died today was a police officer – PC Keith Palmer – a member of our Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command. “Keith – aged 48 – had 15 years’ service and was a husband and a father. “He was someone who left for work …