Birmingham man charged with attempted murder over Westminster barrier crash incident

Lester Mason
August 19, 2018

Salih Khater allegedly drove at a group of pedestrians and cyclists before swerving and heading at police officers.

It is alleged the Sudanese-born British citizen drove his auto into cyclists, pedestrians and officers, before crashing into the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

One injured person was treated at the scene and two were taken to local hospitals, where they were treated and released. Police say that was an attempt to murder police officers.

A man accused of crashing his vehicle into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament was charged Saturday with attempted murder, police said.

Police guarding the area.

Khater, a 21-year-old United Kingdom national originally from Sudan, was arrested by armed police after a Ford Fiesta crashed in Westminster at around 7.40am on Tuesday.

The two counts of attempted murder are for the people at the junction of Parliament Square and Abingdon Street in Westminster, and for the attempted murder of police officers, the Metropolitan Police Service said.

England's state prosecutors, are treating the case as terrorism, the police said.

Police described the incident as an act of terrorism on the grounds of its location, methodology and alleged targeting of civilians and police officers.

Khater is due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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