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Westminster Suspect in London to Renew his Visa - Mosque Trustee


7Dnews London

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:58 GMT

Man arrested after suspected UK parliament attack went to London for visa reasons and had paperwork with him, a trustee at Birmingham Central Mosque said on Wednesday (August 15th).

A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain's parliament is named as Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday.

Nassar Mahmood, a trustee at Birmingham Central Mosque, told reporters that he spoke to members of the local Sudanese community and heard that Khater did not worship at the mosque and had not shown signs of radicalisation.

Earlier on Wednesday London police chief Cressida Dick said London was patently open for business and everything was back to normal.

Police believe a car was deliberately driven into pedestrians and cyclists, injuring three people, before ramming a security barrier outside parliament on Tuesday (August 14th) morning.