Published: Sat, March 25, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Muslim woman photographed during Westminster Bridge attack speaks out against trolls

Muslim woman photographed during Westminster Bridge attack speaks out against trolls

"Two of our officers who were injured on Westminster Bridge in the attack also remain in hospital and also have sustained significant injuries", Rowley said.

Seven of the 11 people arrested since the Westminster attack have been released with no further action, police have said.

The death toll rose late Thursday after life support was withdrawn from a 75-year-old man injured in the attack, whom police named as Leslie Rhodes from south London.

While he was registered as Adrian Russell Elms at his birth in Dartford, Kent, Masood was also known as Adrian Russell during his childhood.

Five people were killed and around 40 injured in Wednesday's London terrorist attack which British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as "sick and depraved".

Speaking at the daily briefing, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the United States condemned the attack and applauded the quick response of British police and first responders.

In the attack, British-born Khalid Masood drove a auto into people on Westminster Bridge near the British parliament, before stabbing police Constable Keith Palmer.

As part of their inquiry, police said they have seized 2,700 items, including "massive" amounts of computer data.

Searches have been either completed or are in-process at 21 locations, Rowley said.

As we reported Thursday, the attack's victims are from a wide cross-section, representing at least 12 nationalities.

The 52-year-old attacker was born in southeastern England and had most recently been living in the central city of Birmingham. He was there for two one-year periods, from November 2005 and April 2008, when he worked as an English teacher, and also visited briefly in March 2015.

British police are now trying to understand why, decades later, he made a decision to commit mass murder on a London bridge with a rented auto.

Londoners continued to lay flowers and sign condolence books for the victims on Friday, as Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders gathered in solidarity outside Westminster Abbey.

The police's head of counter-terrorism Mark Rowley said yesterday that the probe is focused on uncovering Masood's motivation and preparation, and finding out whether he had associates.

"He had a young child, who I'd think was about 5 or 6 years old".

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