Westminster attack: British police make arrests

Westminster attack: British police make arrests


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LONDON: British counter-terrorism police have been investigating the background of an attacker who killed 4 individuals and injured about 40 earlier than being shot to dying by police simply outdoors the British parliament in London.

Police have described the assault on Wednesday as a "marauding terrorist incident" and stated they have been engaged on the idea that it was "Islamist-related". Police consider they know the id of the attacker however haven't named him.

Armed police raided a home in Birmingham in a single day. The native police drive, West Midlands Police, referred questions concerning the raid to London's Metropolitan Police, which is answerable for the investigation into the assault on parliament. 


Police made a number of arrests through the raid, which was related to the investigation, Sky Information tv channel reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources. The Met Police declined to touch upon whether or not there was a hyperlink.

Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, Mark Rowley, was on account of make a press release at 0730 GMT.

The assault on Wednesday began when the assailant sped throughout Westminster Bridge in a automotive, ramming pedestrians alongside the best way. He then ran in the direction of parliament and stabbed a policeman earlier than he was shot.

The lifeless have been the assailant, the policeman he stabbed and three individuals who have been hit by the automotive. Others have been in hospital with very critical accidents.

Three French high-school college students aged 15 or 16, who have been on a faculty journey to London with fellow college students from Brittany, have been among the many injured.

French Overseas Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was anticipated to reach in London to go to them at hospital, French media reported.

Westminster Bridge remained cordoned off with a robust police presence. The close by Westminster underground practice station, usually a busy hub within the morning rush hour, was not accessible from road degree because it was inside the cordon.

Parliament was resulting from convene later in what Prime Minister Theresa Might stated late on Wednesday was an indication that the assault wouldn't disrupt British democracy or regular life within the capital.