The British-born man who killed three and injured 29 in Westminster yesterday was a middle-aged career criminal called Khalid Masood.
The 52-year-old “lone-wolf” attacker, who was living in the Birmingham area, has a series of convictions for assault and other crimes but police insist no intelligence suggested he was about to unleash a terror attack.
Kent-born Masood has never been convicted of terror offences, although Theresa May revealed this morning that he had been on MI5’s radar a number of years ago.
Masood was a married father-of-three, an English teacher and a religious convert who was into bodybuilding, according to Sky News.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said this afternoon: “Masood was also known by a number of aliases. He was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.