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Salih Khater named as suspect in Westminister crash

PICTURED: Salih Khater (Photo credit: Facebook)

THE MAN arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside the gates of Houses of Parliament has been named as Salih Khater by government sources.

The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, has also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Met Police said on Wednesday (Aug 15).

Three people were injured after the car driven by Khater hit pedestrians on Tuesday morning (Aug 14). The silver Ford Fiesta then crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament just before 07:40 BST.

According to BBC, Khater came to the UK as a refugee and was granted asylum.

His family are reportedly in "a state of shock" over the incident, and Khater's brother - Abdullah' described him as a "normal person" with no fanatical ideas, and no links to any religious group.

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