At­tacker had crim­i­nal record

New Straits Times - - World -

LON­DON: Po­lice named the man who killed three peo­ple near Par­lia­ment be­fore be­ing shot dead as Khalid Ma­sood, say­ing he had a string of crim­i­nal con­vic­tions but none for ter­ror­ism-re­lated of­fences.

Ma­sood, 52, was born in Kent and had been liv­ing in cen­tral Eng­land, po­lice said.

“Ma­sood was not the sub­ject of any cur­rent in­ves­ti­ga­tions and there was no prior in­tel­li­gence about his in­tent to mount a ter­ror­ist at­tack.

“How­ever, he was known to po­lice and had a range of con­vic­tions for as­saults, in­clud­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm, pos­ses­sion of of­fen­sive weapons and pub­lic or­der of­fences, but not ter­ror­ism.” Agen­cies

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