British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

Nine people remained in police custody and one woman had been released on bail.

Four people were killed and 50 injured after Masood drove his vehicle into people on Westminster Bridge and stabbed an officer guarding Parliament.

The attack left four people dead and injured at least 50 more, 31 of whom needed hospital treatment, Rowley said.

The American man was named Kurt Cochran, a tourist from Utah in the US.

The toll, including the attacker, rose to five after 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes died on Thursday evening following the carnage claimed by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, the Metropolitan Police said.

Rowley said police carried out more than dozen searches, seizing 2,700 items including "massive amounts of computer data" and were attempting to work out whether others had "encouraged, supported or directed him".

The death toll in the attack has also risen to four, not including Masood.

But there is now no evidence ISIS orchestrated the terror plot.

Masood had an extensive criminal history stretching back 20 years - much of it petty offenses. Known by a number of other aliases, he had not been convicted previously for any terrorism offences, they added. Masood's last conviction, in 2003, also involved a knife attack. The attacker was killed by the Police later on.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Masood was investigated in relation to concerns about violent extremism years ago. The case is historic - he was not part of the current intelligence picture.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Arabian government has confirmed that Masood was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there.

The Metropolitan Police said two men, aged 27 and 58, both from Birmingham where attacker Khalid Masood was living, are still in custody for questioning under the Terrorism Act.

Preston Park hotel's Sabeur Toumi revealed that "we never thought anything of him".

Ten people have been arrested and six addresses raided across London, Birmingham and elsewhere. "He seemed to be quite nice, he would be taking care of his garden and the weeds", Iwona Romek, 45, told reporters at her home.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested on the morning of Friday, 24 March at a location in Manchester.

"I used to see them taking the child to school in their auto".

"We must all accept that there is a possibility we will never understand why he did this, "BBC quoted Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu as saying". "He seemed like a normal calm and kind family man, always with a smile on his face".

  • Jon Douglas