‘Po­lice killing of ter­ror­ist was law­ful’

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY TOM PETTIFOR Chief Crime Cor­re­spon­dent

WEST­MIN­STER ter­ror­ist Khalid Ma­sood was law­fully killed when he was shot by po­lice, an in­quest jury has found.

The 52-year-old Mus­lim con­vert mowed down pedes­tri­ans on West­min­ster Bridge in a hired SUV, killing four and se­ri­ously in­jur­ing 29 last March.

He then stabbed un­armed PC Keith Palmer to death be­fore be­ing shot by a min­is­ter’s body­guard.

An Old Bai­ley jury of seven men and four women took two hours and 22 min­utes to find Ma­sood was law­fully killed, adding a nar­ra­tive of the events up to his death.

They found that Ma­sood was in­tent on in­flict­ing “se­ri­ous harm” when he stormed the gates to the Palace of West­min­ster.

MUR­DERER Khalid Ma­sood

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