UK police name Khalid Masood as London attacker
LONDON: The London Metropolitan police have identified the suspect believed to be responsible for a terrorist attack which left four people dead near the British parliament.
Khalid Masood, aged 52, was born in Kent and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands, police said. Masood was also known by a number of aliases. According to the Met Police, Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.
However, he was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.
His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife. He has not been convicted for any terrorism offences, the police said in a press statement. —Agencies