- Police probe past of British Muslim convert who wrought carnage
- Kent-born Khalid Masood was career criminal and father of three
- Four suspects remain in custody as police in huge data trawl after raids
- Prince Charles visits Westminster victims and medics in hospital
- The killer: How he went from football-loving teenager to terrorist
- The victims: Pc, American tourist, British mother and pensioner
- Reconstruction: The day terror struck at heart of democracy
A picture of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood has been released by detectives, as a relative of the fourth victim branded his killer "scum and pure evil".
Two suspects, both men, remained in custody on Friday night. Seven people have been released with no further police action.
A 32-year-old woman, arrested in Manchester, has been bailed pending further inquiries, while a 39-year-old woman arrested in east London has been released on bail until late March.
It comes after Mark Rowley, Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer, disclosed that 2,700 items - including "massive amounts of computer data" - have already been seized in raids on 16 properties.
Police also appealed for help from anyone who "knew Khalid Masood well; understands who his associates were; and can provide us with information about places he has recently visited". The terrorist's birth name was Adrian Russell Ajao, but he was also known as Adrian Elms.
It was earlier revealed that the fourth member of the public who died after the attack by the home-grown terrorist was 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes from Clapham, south London.
Mr Rhodes' sister-in-law said his killer was "scum and pure evil" as she recounted how she could not get the image of him lying in hospital with appalling injuries out of her head.
The revelations came as a picture emerged of the killer's nomadic lifestyle. Masood - a 52-year-old father of three with a string of convictions stretching back decades - claimed he was an English teacher. He was born in Kent on Christmas day, before later converting to Islam.
Hours before carrying out his atrocity, the career criminal stayed at a hotel in Brighton, telling staff as he checked out that he was he was going to London. He reportedly added: "It isn't what it used to be."
The death toll from Masood's murderous assault on the capital rose again on Thursday when Mr Rhodes - a retired window-cleaner, who is believed to have been visiting a nearby hospital when he was killed - became the fourth innocent victim to die.
Two people remain in hospital in a critical condition, one with life-threatening injuries. Two police officers injured in the attack are also in hospital with "significant injuries" after Masood ploughed a car down Westminster Bridge and stormed the Parliamentary estate armed with two blades, fatally knifing Pc Keith Palmer.
His victims on Westminster Bridge included Kurt Cochran, a US tourist from Utah who was celebrating his wedding anniversary, when he was murdered on Westminster Bridge.
Aysha Frade, a mother of two who worked in administration at independent sixth-form school DLD College London, was also killed.
Fifty other people were injured in the attack, with casualties including Britons, French children, Romanians, South Koreans, Greeks, and people from Germany, Poland, Ireland, China, Italy and the United States.
More candlelit vigils for the victims are scheduled on Friday in Birmingham and London.
Recap: What we know so far about Westminster terror attack
If you're looking to catch up with the latest on the London terror attack, this is what we know so far:
- Five people have died - Pc Keith Palmer, 48, mother-of-two Aysha Frade, US tourist Kurt Cochran and Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Clapham, south London. The attacker, Khalid Masood, also died.
- Masood, 52, had a string of criminal convictions including possession of a knife, but he was not the subject of any current investigations and there was "no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack".
- Masood was born Adrian Russell Elms in Dartford on Christmas Day 1964.
- He later used the name Adrian Ajao after his mother married Phillip Ajao in 1966.
- The attacker was investigated by MI5 some years ago over concerns of violent extremism.
- Eleven people have been arrested and a number of addresses raided across London, Birmingham and elsewhere. Ten people remain in custody and one, a woman, has been released on bail.
- The woman killed on the bridge was Ms Frade, who worked at DLD College London.
- Mr Cochran, 54, from Utah, was the man killed in the incident on the bridge.
- Mr Rhodes, a retired window cleaner, died after life support was withdrawn at King's College Hospital on Thursday night.
- At least 50 people of 12 different nationalities were injured, including 12 Britons, three French children, two Romanians, four South Koreans, two Greeks, and one each from Germany, Poland, Ireland, China, Italy and the United States.
- One of the injured has life-threatening injuries and two others are in a critical condition.
- Three police officers were also hurt, two of whom remained in hospital in Friday with "significant injuries".
- Police have seized 2,7000 items in searches, including "massive amounts of computer data".
- Approximately 3,500 witnesses, including 1,000 from Westminster Bridge and 2,500 from within the Parliamentary estate, have contacted police.
- The Hyundai used to mow down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge was hired from a branch of car rental firm Enterprise in Spring Hill, Birmingham.
- Attacker Masood, armed with two large knives, jumped out of the car after smashing it into the railings encircling the Palace of Westminster, fatally stabbing Pc Palmer as he entered the grounds. He was shot dead moments later by another police officer.
Muslim leaders unite to condemn 'appalling' attack
Muslims condemned the "heinous and appalling" Westminster terror attack as they joined together with Christian and Jewish leaders just metres from the scene of the horror.
Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli, representing Shia Muslims, and Sunni Sheikh Khalifa Ezzat, head Imam at the London Central Mosque, stood side-by-side with Justin Welby, Ephriam Mirvis and Cardinal Vincent Nichols outside Westminster Abbey.
They led a minute of silence in tribute to the four innocent victims who were killed and the many who were left injured.
Mr Al-Hilli said: "As a member of the Shia Muslim community here in the United Kingdom I would like to express my condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous and appalling attack. We utterly condemn this terrorist act."
Sadiq Khan lays flowers as it is revealed he will drop three cities from European capitals tour
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has laid flowers for the victims of the Westminster terror attack.
It came as it was announced he will scale back a planned tour of European capitals next week in light of the atrocity.
He will still visit Brussels and Paris, but has dropped Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw from his itinerary. A spokesman for the mayor said:
"Given the tragic events in Westminster this week, a planned visit to several major cities next week has been scaled back.
"As a result, visits to Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw will not now happen. Sadiq hopes that visits to those cities will be able to be rearranged for a later date.
"The mayor will proceed with visits to Brussels and Paris. They are two cities with a very close relationship with London and, with Article 50 due to be triggered next week, he will be making a keynote speech and attending a series of important meetings with key politicians and officials, during which both Brexit and security issues will be discussed."
Video: Westminster survivor describes moment car ploughed into him
Update on those arrested in connection with Westminster attack
Here's an update from the Metropolitan Police on its investigation:
Detectives are continuing to search a number of addresses linked to the investigation: Two in Birmingham and one in east London.
Searches at addresses in Brighton (one), south east London (one), east London (one), Surrey (one), Manchester (one), Camarthenshire (one) and Birmingham (two) have concluded.
A total of 11 people have been arrested as part of this investigation.
- A 39-year-old woman [A] was arrested at an address in east London on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts. She has since been released on bail until a date in late March.
- A 21-year-old woman [B] and a 23-year-old man [C] were arrested at an address in Birmingham.
- A 26-year-old woman [D] and three men aged 28, 27 and 26 years old [E; F; G], were arrested at a separate address in Birmingham.
- All six [B-G] were arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.
- All seven arrests [A-G] were made overnight on Wednesday, 22 March.
- A 58-year-old man [H] was also arrested on the morning of Thursday, 23 March at a separate address in Birmingham on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.
- A 27-year-old man [I] was arrested late on Thursday, 23 March at an address in Birmingham and a 35-year-old man [J] was arrested in the early hours of Friday, 24 March at an address in Manchester.
- A 32-year-old woman [K] was arrested on the morning of Friday, 24 March at a location in Manchester. All three [I-K] were arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.
Ten people [B-K] remain in police custody. Nine [B-J] were detained under TACT and one [K] was detained under PACE.
Scotland Yard release new image of attacker
Video: Prince Charles at King's College Hospital this afternoon
Prince Charles to medics: 'How you do it, I don't know'
Speaking to staff at the hospital, Charles said: "Thank you for all your marvellous efforts."
He added: "How you do it, I don't know."
The Prince hailed their team work and joked: "As long as you're still talking to each other."
Here are more pictures from his visit:
Prince Charles visits Westminster attack victims in hospital
The Prince of Wales is visiting victims of the Westminster terror attack in hospital.
Charles has arrived at King's College Hospital, where he will also meet paramedics and support staff involved in looking after patients following Wednesday's atrocity.
HRH Prince Charles arrives at Kings Hospital to visit victims & thank paramedics. pic.twitter.com/WPKwfbchFc— Fiona Lamdin (@FionaLamdin) March 24, 2017
King's treated eight people initially, two of whom have since been discharged, and of the remaining six, one has died - 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes, from south London.
The pensioner's life support was withdrawn on Thursday night, taking the death toll of innocent victims to four.
PM speaks to world leaders as condolences flood in
Leaders from across the globe have continued to send their condolences over the Westminster terror attack.
Prime Minister Theresa May has taken calls from a number of international premiers in recent hours.
They include King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Irish prime minister Enda Kenny, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, South Korea's acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn and Australia's prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.
"Calls have been coming in and still continue to come in," the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.
Victim's husband pays poignant tribute on Facebook
John Frade, the grieving husband of the mother of two killed by Masood, has paid a poignant tribute to his wife Aysha on Facebook.
The father of two changed his profile picture alongside another image of him with his wife and one of their daughters, to a photo of a rose by the message: "Roses are usually red, our angel who was never blue. The most beautiful flower in our garden of joy. Protect us from heaven in all that we do."
Friends immediately offered messages of support in English and Mr Frade's native Portuguese.
Jose Guimaraes wrote in Portuguese: "These are difficult moments John. I don't have words to ease your pain.
"God has taken her body but you are left with everlasting memories and two daughters who are the legacy she will leave you always."
Mr Frade's cousin, also called John, said: "His life's completely fallen apart. They've got young kids. You can't believe how anyone could do something like that.
"When I heard, I was just absolutely shocked. I'm still feeling terrible."
£500k raised for family of murdered Pc Keith Palmer in 24 hours
More than £500,000 has been raised in just 24 hours to help support the family of murdered Pc Keith Palmer, who had worked for the Metropolitan Police for 15 years. Read more here.
Video: Police search hotel where Masood stayed before attack
First picture: Westminster terrorist pictured in school football team
This is the first photo of Khalid Masood, the terrorist responsible for the Westminster attack. Smiling broadly for the camera, he is photographed in his school football team.
The picture is not dated but he appears to be about 14-years-old. Almost 40 years later, he would go on to wreak havoc at the heart of British democracy, murdering four innocent people. Read more here.
'Scum and pure evil' - terror victim's sister in law
The sister-in-law of Leslie Rhodes said his killer, Khalid Masood, was "scum and pure evil", as she recounted how she could not get the picture of the 75-year-old lying in King's College hospital "out of my head", reports Harry Yorke.
"He was lying there, everything was broken. Lung punctured, broken ribs, it was just terrible," she said outside of the Seaford home she used to share with her husband Roy Rhodes, who died two years ago.
Mrs Rhodes added that she had got the news on Wednesday evening, at around 6pm, as she sat watching events unfold on television.
She said Leslie, who she had known since he was a schoolboy when her and Roy first started dating, had been struck down on what would have been her 60th wedding anniversary.
"He was a lovely man Lez. He was just out for the day. He's retired now, lives in Clapham, so it was just pure coincidence that he was there she added.
"These people are pure scum, evil. I just can't get the picture of Leslie out of my head.
She added that police were still holding his body as part of ongoing investigations, and that the family were being kept in "limbo", without knowing how long it will be until they are able to organise the funeral.
Andrew Neil to terrorists: 'You have the power to hurt us. Sometimes the hurt is more than we can bear - but you cannot defeat us'
Andrew Neil, the BBC journalist, has broadcast a seething message to terrorists looking to frighten Britain.
Opening the 'This Week' show, the broadcasting veteran also paid a tribute to the murdered police officer Keith Palmer:
Armed policeman warmly shakes hero MP's hand as he arrives in Commons
It was one of the images that defined the Westminster terror attack: MP Tobias Ellwood desperately trying to save the life of a Pc who later died.
One armed policeman guarding the Houses of Parliament showed his gratitude on Friday morning as he warmly shook the hand of the politician, who has been widely hailed as a hero.
Pensioner victim's friend played him music during bedside vigil
Michael Carney, who knew Mr Rhodes for around 40 years, had kept a bedside vigil at King's College Hospital.
The 74-year-old neighbour said: "My wife and my two girls went up there and were with him until he died, playing him music. He liked Queen and that."
He added: "He had no one. You can't have someone dying on their own."
He said he could not make any sense of what happened.
Mr Carney added: "What harm did he ever do to anyone? He was the nicest man you ever met."
Had terrorist just become a grandfather?
Reports are emerging that Masood had recently become a grandfather. Records suggest that the terrorist was married to a 39-year-old woman named Rohey Hydara, who lives in an Olympic Village apartment in east London.
Neighbours confirmed that Hydara lived in the flat and said that her daughter had just had a baby. Read more here.
Fourth victim believed to have been visiting hospital when he was mown down
The fourth victim of the Westminster terror attack is thought to have been visiting a nearby hospital when he was mown down by the car, reports Henry Bodkin.
Leslie Rhodes, a retired window cleaner from south London, suffered serious injuries in the atrocity and died in hospital a day later.
Neighbours paid tribute to the 75-year-old as "a lovely man" and said he had been "as fit as a fiddle" despite his age.
Philip Williams, 61, said: "We'd known him for 24 years. He was a lovely man. He would do anything for anybody. And it's such a shock."
Mr Rhodes - a retired self-employed window cleaner - was not married and had no children, Mr Williams said.
He added: "You know, it's a crime that he's been taken."
Mr Williams said he had been told by neighbours who went to see him before he died that Mr Rhodes was attending the hospital and may have been coming from or going to a bus stop nearby when he was hit.
He said: "I've been told he was at the hospital, St Thomas', and he went by public transport and he was apparently crossing the bridge when this car hit him.
"As I say, I've been told he was hit in the midriff. He had many broken bones. Apparently he went into a coma straight away."
Mr Williams added: "I came to take the dog out this morning and the first thing I saw was his car and I burst into tears.
"He would do anything for you. He would help clean your windows or take your rubbish out.
"The thing I always remember was how kind he was. He was a very, very kind man. To lose a man like that is devastating.
'He was incredibly fit and used to cycle a lot. We'd pass the time of day and chat about cricket, which he loved."
Mr Williams said Mr Rhodes had grown up in the block of flats he was living in when he was killed.
Graphic: How many people have been killed by terrorist attacks in the UK?
Here's an interesting graphic created by The Telegraph's Ashley Kirk, showing a breakdown of deaths from UK terror attacks over the years.
Killer's mother sews cushions from Welsh farm she shares with chickens and border collie
Khalid Masood's mother, Janet Ajao, lives a seemingly idyllic life in a remote farmhouse in Wales where she tends her chickens, sews cushions and bags and lives with her husband and their border collie.
The 69-year-old runs a business where she sells the textile goods she sews. Read more here.
'Is he coming?' Video emerges of panic at Parliament
Watch the moment Theresa May took a wrong turn... before being rushed into car as Westminster attack unfolded
Amateur footage captured the apparent confusion of the moments after the attack when Theresa May was walking through a Commons courtyard.
After shouts of "Get in the car", the Prime Minister began to walk one way before veering back to the nearest car. A member of the security detail is heard shouting for his car keys.
There was a slight delay as the bodyguards waited for the doors of the vehicle to be opened. The video was filmed from an office overlooking the area.
Dominic Grieve: Arming all police might not be solution
Dominic Grieve, the chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee, has said that arming all police officers is not the "solution", reports Laura Hughes.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I've heard people say we should be arming all the officers, but just because somebody is present illegally on a site, does not justify one from shooting him.
"This is one of the great problems that the police and anyone who is doing law enforcement has- evaluating the nature of the threat which they are facing.
"When he did stab at the policeman who was unarmed he was shot dead.
"The idea that arming all police is going to be a panacea and a solution to this type of problem may well be mistaken."
'Final picture' of Pc Keith Palmer taken just 45 minutes before attack
This is believed to be the last picture of Pc Keith Palmer - reportedly taken just 45 minutes before the attack unfolded.
Tourist Staci Martin, from Florida, was in London visiting her son when she asked the police officer to pose for a picture with her.
She told ABC News: "It's my first time in London and I see his hat and I'm like I have to take a picture of him with his hat.
"I walked up to him and said 'do you mind if I take a picture?' He said 'no problem', he was really nice."
Chuka Umunna: MP saddened at death of constituent Leslie Rhodes
1/2 Deeply saddened to hear that my constituent Leslie Rhodes has died from the injuries he sustained in Wednesday's shocking & awful attack— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) March 24, 2017
2/2 The thoughts and prayers of all our community are with Mr Rhodes' family and friends - we can only imagine what they are going through— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) March 24, 2017
Police chief's angry reaction: 'It's frustrating that we get nonsense like this from armchair critics'
Asked about where Masood had been radicalised, Mr Rowley said: "As I have said our investigation focuses on understanding his motivation, preparation and associates.
"Whilst there is no evidence of further threats you will understand our determination to find out if he either; acted totally alone, inspired by terrorist propaganda; or, if others have encouraged, supported or directed him.
"To that end in our continuing investigation and ongoing covert activity we have made further significant arrests overnight - in the West Midlands and north west."
Asked whether Masood had travelled overseas, Mr Rowley said "we are looking at his history".
But he reiterated Prime Minister Theresa May's comments in Parliament that while he had been investigated previously he has been a "peripheral figure" not implicated in any current probe.
Mr Rowley reacted angrily when asked about Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey's actions at Parliament, after it was revealed the acting head of Scotland Yard was rushed away in the aftermath of the attack.
He said: "It's frustrating that we get nonsense like this from armchair critics."
Key points from anti-terror officer's 8am statement
Mark Rowley appealed to the public for information about the killer, whose birth name was Adrian Russell Ajao - but who was also known as Adrian Elms and was using the name Khalid Masood at the time of the attack. He disclosed that:
- Two people remain in hospital in a critical condition, one with life-threatening injuries
- Two police officers injured in the attack are also in hospital with "significant injuries"
- A total of 50 people were injured in the murderous rampage, with 30 of them needing hospital treatment
- Hundreds of officers are involved in the investigation after the Westminster attack
- Two more arrests have been made overnight, in the West Midlands and North West
- A total of nine people remain in custody after one woman earlier arrested was bailed
- Searches of five addresses are ongoing
- Officers have so far seized 2,700 items from searches - including computer data
Breaking: Police reveal two more 'significant arrests' and name fourth victim
Two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack in the West Midlands and north west, Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has revealed.
A 75-year-old man who died in the Westminster terror attack is Leslie Rhodes from Streatham, Scotland Yard said.
Summary: Police probe violent past of middle-aged convert behind Westminster outrage
If you're just joining our coverage of the Westminster terror attack, here's what you need to know - by Gordon Rayner, Martin Evans and Robert Mendick:
The terrorist who murdered four people in Westminster was investigated by MI5 for “violent extremism” but was ruled out as a threat by security services before being “re-radicalised”, it is feared.
Khalid Masood, 52, was named by Scotland Yard as the Isil-inspired extremist who was shot dead inside the gates of Parliament on Wednesday, as eight suspected associates were arrested in raids in London and Birmingham. But it later emerged that Masood was born Adrian Elms and is thought to have been radicalised in prison.
Nearly 20 years ago, he was jailed for slashing a man across the face in an argument which had "racial overtones" in 2000.
He was charged in 2003 with grievous bodily harm, when aged 39, after being accused of stabbing a 22-year-old man in the nose in an incident in Eastbourne.
The victim was left with serious facial injuries and needing cosmetic surgery. Elms, who was living in the Sussex seaside town at the time, was also facing two charges of possessing an offensive weapon, namely a knife and a baton, and is understood to have been jailed for the offences.
Two of his victims were on Thursday identified as mother of two Aysha Frade, a 43-year-old teacher, and American Kurt Cochran, 54, who was in London celebrating his silver wedding anniversary with his wife.
The attack claimed another victim as a 75-year-old man died in hospital on Thursday night. Police said the man was receiving medical treatment and the decision was made to withdraw life support.
There were calls for Pc Keith Palmer, 48, who was stabbed to death on the Parliamentary estate, to be posthumously awarded for his heroism. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack, saying Masood was a “soldier of the Islamic State” but no other link between the killer and Isil has been established.
Police and the security services now face serious questions about what they previously knew about the British Muslim convert, who had a string of criminal convictions for assault and had spent time in jail. Apparently anticipating criticism, Theresa May announced in the Commons that Masood was known to MI5 but insisted he was a “peripheral figure” in an investigation “some years ago” and was “not part of the current intelligence picture”.
Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, also mounted a pre-emptive defence of the security services, saying “be careful before we point any finger of blame at the intelligence services” as she suggested that “we’ll discover more about this particular man and the people around him”. She added: “The fact that he was known to them doesn’t mean that somebody has 24-hour cover.”
Scotland Yard also volunteered that it had “no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack”. The force later admitted that Khalid Masood was an alias and not the terrorist’s birth name, without providing his true identity. It came as:
- It emerged that MPs had drawn up plans to replace the barriers breached by the attacker after identifying them as a security liability
- An urgent review of security around the Houses of Parliament was launched
- The Queen expressed her “deepest sympathy” for all those affected by Wednesday’s “awful violence”
- Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, demanded that social media companies do more to take down extremist material that is “corrupting and polluting” minds
- An MP friend of Pc Palmer broke down in the Commons as he asked for the policeman to be given a posthumous honour
- Londoners showed their defiance by gathering in Trafalgar Square for an evening vigil
Police faced criticism over a lack of leadership after it emerged that the new Scotland Yard Commissioner, Cressida Dick, is not planning on starting her job for another month, despite the attacks.
Scotland Yard insisted that while Masood had previous convictions spanning 20 years he had never been convicted of a terrorist offence.
Scotland Yard held back key information about Masood. He was born in Kent on Christmas Day 1964 under a different name before changing it by deed poll, but the authorities had refused to release his birth name.
Julian King, the EU commissioner for security, raised the possibility Masood had become re-radicalised, making him “incredibly hard” to stop.
He said extremists who dropped off terrorist watch lists as their perceived threat declined could become radicalised again and commit an attack without “plugging in” to a wider terrorist network where they might be detected.
His comments suggest that Masood may have become known to MI5 when al-Qaeda was the main terrorist threat, before switching his allegiance to Isil.