- Khalid Masood named as man responsible.
- There will be more armed and unarmed officers on duty in London and across the country as a “precautionary measure”
- The prime minister said the UK terror threat level would remain at severe – its second highest – meaning an attack is “highly likely”
- Hate Preacher Abu Izzadeen being reported as the attacker, however, claims are coming out that he is still in prison?
- Four people have died, including a police officer and one man believed to be the attacker, police said.
- At least 20 other people were injured in the attack, some sustaining “catastrophic” wounds.
- The alleged assailant drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster. Bridge before crashing it and then trying to enter the complex, armed with a knife.
- He was shot by armed police inside the security cordon of the Houses of Parliament.
- Police currently believe there was only one attacker, but have locked down the area around Westminster for further searches, as a precaution.
UPDATE 23:45 23/03/2017 GMT
The media are reporting that Hate Preacher Abu Izzadeen was the attacker in todays brutal spate of killings which left five dead in Westminster, London today. However, one small problem reports are now coming in that Abu Izzadeen is in fact still in prison:
The attacker, who drove a vehicle across Westminster Bridge, killing at least two people, before stabbing a police officer to death outside the Houses of Parliament earlier today, has been named by top journalists as Abu Izzadeen.
Abu Izzadeen, whose birth name was Trevor Brooks, was reportedly shot by police after the attack and later died of his injuries. He is a well-known high-profile British Islamic extremist.
Trevor Brooks aka Abu Izzadeen’s solicitor confirms to me that he is still in jail and cld not have been the attacker today at #Westminster
— Rym Momtaz ريم ممتاز (@RymMomtaz) March 22, 2017
The man who was initially identified as the London terror attacker is still in prison, according to his solicitor. Hate preacher Abu Izzadeen – formally know as Trevor Brooks – was falsely named as the attacker in early reports. [Source]
Donald Trump has remarked on Londons Mayor, Sadiq khan’s response to the attack:
You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan https://t.co/uSm2pwRTjO
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 22, 2017
Problem – Reaction – Solution
Terror attacks should not be a part of everyday living in a big city, but general public acceptance of such things does seem to be what ‘they’ are pushing for. By the public accepting that they are always at risk of being involved in some deadly terror attack and thus remaining in a perpetual state of fear, they are far more likely to accept more protection and more security in the form of less privacy and less freedom.
It is also more likely that the public will be more accepting to Government proposals on foreign military interventions in Syria and other nations.
Genuine spontaneous attack or not, this will be used for Governmental gain.
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It was only a matter of time before another terrorist attack occurred in the UK, it has been imminent according to Scotland Yard for some time.
As usual, the facts are a little foggy at the moment, but we are sure they’ll find the passport and ISIS flag shortly, probably in the offenders back pocket.
Here is what we are being told so far according to The Telegraph:
At least two people have died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, mowing down pedestrians then stabbing a policeman before being shot by armed officers.
Witnesses described scenes of terror as the attacker was shot several times as he approached a second officer within yards of the Houses of Parliament.
Paramedics fought to save his life and that of one of his victims on the floor of the cobbled courtyard in front of Parliament with Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood among those who rushed to help.
At least one woman was killed as the attacker drove a grey Hyundai i40 across Westminster Bridge before crashing it into railings then running through the gates of the Palace of Westminster.
At least one of the people being treated in the palace courtyard was wheeled away on a stretcher with their face covered.
A number of others have been hurt – including some with “catastrophic” injuries. At least three police officers are reported to be among the injured.
We’ll keep this page updated with the latest news surrounding this latest attack.
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