Westminster Crash Terror Suspect Named

Westminster Crash Terror Suspect NamedWestminster Crash Terror Suspect Named

The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the Westminster car crash has been named as Salih Khater by government sources. The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, is being questioned in south London, BBC reported. Police have been searching three addresses in Birmingham and Nottingham as part of their investigation. Three people were injured after the vehicle hit cyclists and pedestrians during Tuesday morning’s rush hour. The silver Ford Fiesta then crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament just before 07:40 BST. The suspect is not believed to have been known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police, but is understood to have been known to local police. He did not cooperate with officers after his arrest, Scotland Yard said. Two people were taken to hospital after the crash and later discharged while a third was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Searches took place at two addresses in Birmingham and a residential property in the Radford and Arboretum area of Nottingham on Tuesday afternoon.


Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints