London attack: Khalid Masood's wife condemns his actions
Apr 09 2017 by Desiree Burns
A police officer who was killed during the Westminster terror attack died after being stabbed in the chest, despite wearing body armour.
He said: "Members will also be aware that 2.40pm today marks a week on from the shocking events of last week, and our thoughts will be in particular with the Metropolitan Police as they mourn their colleague PC Keith Palmer".
Hundreds of people joined hands in a human chain in the heart of London on Wednesday to pay tribute to the four people killed in a terror attack a week ago.
But police said that while his crude attacked echoed Islamic State, there is no evidence the 52-year old had any contact with the jihadists, who are under attack in Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.
A 30-year-old man in Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts on Sunday.
Masood went on to fatally stab a policeman before being shot dead on the grounds of Britain's Parliament.
Before being radicalised and converting to Islam, Masood was known by names including Adrian Ajao and Adrian Elms.
UK Parliament attacker Khalid Masood's wife Tuesday condemned his actions, saying she was "saddened and shocked" by what her husband did. "The injuries ranged from cuts and bruises to extensive bone and skull fractures", said a statement from London's Metropolitan Police on the opening of the inquests.
Masood had convictions for violent crimes in the United Kingdom and spent time in prison.
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"I know when, where and how Masood committed his atrocities, but now I need to know why", Basu said. "Most importantly, so do the victims and families", Basu said.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd used appearances on BBC and Sky News to urge WhatsApp and other encrypted services to make their platforms accessible to intelligence services and police trying to carrying out lawful eavesdropping.
Javid said terrorists "want us to turn on each other".
"The ball is now in their court", he said.
The inquest also heard details of the other victims of the attack, including USA tourist Kurt Cochran, who suffered multiple injuries after being hit by the vehicle.
Cochran, from Utah, was on the last day of a European trip celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary when he was killed on Westminster Bridge.
Mr Cochran died at the scene on Westminster Bridge from multiple injuries after being hit by the vehicle, while Ms Frade suffered head and chest injuries, also dying on the bridge.
The family offered profuse thanks to first responders, British and American authorities, and people who had sent notes, prayer and donations.