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The Metropolitan Police have released more information about the victims of Wednesday's (March 22) terror attack in Westminster that resulted in the deaths of five people and left at least 50 people injured.

One of the people killed in the attack was dad-of-one PC Keith Palmer, a police officer working at Parliament, who was stabbed to death in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster.

Officers still on the scene of the terror attack in Westminster

A fifth person, a 75-year-old man from Streatham in south London died in hospital on Thursday night (March 23).

The terrorist has been named by police as Khalid Masood, born Adrian Russell Ajao from Kent.

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Police pay thanks to new recruits' parents

Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey, speaking to new recruits at a passing out parade held at Hendon, concluded:

To you parents, I say thank you. Thank you for supporting your sons and daughters in this vocation.

“They have chosen to make a career out of helping others. “We will do whatever we can to keep them safe, and respond in a considered and measurable way to this horrible incident.”

‘We stand shoulder-to-shoulder’

He continued:

You will never be alone in the Metropolitan Police. You are now part of a great body of officers and staff who dedicate themselves to the public’s safety.

“Like you today, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder, whatever our fears, whatever the threat, knowing our fellow officers will always be there for us.”

Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey: ‘An awful week for London’

Addressing the terror attack, he continued:

This has been an awful week for London and for the policing family you are joining. We are mourning the loss of a brave officer, PC Keith Palmer, who died protecting Parliament and our democracy.

“At moments like this, rare though they are, it is natural to be afraid and to despair at the inhuman violence we have seen. “But it is at moments like these that you truly appreciate the strength of the policing family.

“Helping, supporting, running to the aid of an injured colleague, putting others before ourselves; Showing the courage and compassion we humbly call our values.”

Passing out parade

Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey addressed new Metropolitan Police recruits about their futures in the service at a passing out parade held at Hendon. He told them:

You are our future and we are proud of the choice you have made to serve the public and protect our great global city.”

#WeStandTogether

The council leader concluded:

I encourage you to show your support for unity and diversity in Westminster by sending messages using #WeStandTogether.

“When faced with terror and discord, together we can show the value of diversity and that our values will prevail.”

My Westminster Day

The council leader continued:

We will also later this year be holding the inaugural My Westminster Day, where people from different backgrounds within our community can come together and celebrate the diversity and what unites us.

“After this week’s sad events, initiatives such as these take on even greater significance.”

'Protecting the unity of the community'

Cllr Aiken continued:

Acting Deputy Commissioner Rowley has already made clear that the community police presence will be increased. I welcome this as a precautionary measure and to provide reassure to our community.

“But it is equally important that we all continue to play our part in protecting the unity of our community, through fostering better relations and understanding between different elements of our diverse community.”

'We must stand together'

Cllr Aiken continued:

We have long been rightly proud of the diversity of our city. The greatest possible response to those that seek to divide us is instead to strengthen our bonds of unity.

“We must stand together, united by what we have in common, not what separates us and respond in a calm and proportionate manner.

Westminster City Council leader speaks

Cllr Nickie Aiken, the leader of Westminster City Council, has released a statement.

She calls events this week “a tragic attack on the democratic heart of our nation”, and says:

“I want to echo the words of both the Prime Minister and Acting Deputy Commissioner Rowley, that the City of Westminster will not be cowed by fear and terror.

“It is vital that we, as the leaders of our community here in Westminster, are as one in our resolve that this will not divide our community, and ensure that life goes on as normal here in the heart of our great capital city.”

London stands together to remember - but also to send a message

Last night a true cross section of people came together to stand together to remember - but also to send a message.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Met, Mark Rowley, added:

A strong message - to those inspired by hate and extremism of all persuasions that we will not give in to those who seek to breed discord and fear.

This is as true now as it has ever been. Our Acting Commissioner, Craig Mackey, told thousands who gathered in central London last night terrorist have tried to tear this city apart before and they have never succeeded.

The very fact London has gone back to work and so many were happy to gather in central London last night shows they have failed again.

We would like to thank our officers and staff who continue to work around the clock - both investigating this atrocity and continuing to keep our city safe. From the staff picking responding to calls in our control centres, staff and officers still guarding our iconic buildings, the officers patrolling streets in every borough and specialist teams that are not so visible.

We are grateful for the continued support of the public and the strong calm response that has been shown, and I know that we will continue to stand together.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley added

We remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well; understands who his associates were; and can provide us with information about places he has recently visited

“There might well be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but weren’t sure or didn’t feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing information to us.

“I urge anyone with such information to contact us the Anti-Terrorist hotline which is 0800 789 321.”

Police look for motives

Speaking earlier today Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley appealed for the public’s help. He said:

We named the dead terrorist as Khalid Masood, and as I said, our investigation focuses on understanding his motivation, preparation and his associates.

Aliases

Police say he has previously gone by the names of Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao, and may also be known by a number of other names.

The face of the attacker

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command investigating the Westminster attack have released an image of Khalid Masood

A picture Khalid Masood, the man police say carried out the Westminster attack
A picture Khalid Masood, the man police say carried out the Westminster attack

Message from Hounslow Borough Commander

Watch a message from Hounslow Borough Commander Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli following the terrorist attack.

Appeal to anyone who knew the terrorist

The Metropolitan Police is appealing for anyone who knew the terrorist to contact them.

So far officers have spoken to 3,500 witnesses.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Met, Mark Rowley, said: “We have had contact with approximately 3,500 witnesses - including 1,000 from people on Westminster Bridge and around 2,500 who were within the Parliamentary Estate, and we have received hundreds of uploads to our online platform.

“Given that this attack was in the heart of the Capital we are also dealing with statements from people with range of nationalities.

“At this point I want to appeal specifically to the public.

“We remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well; understands who his associates were; and can provide with information about places he has recently visited.

“There might well be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but weren’t sure or didn’t feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing information to us.

“I urge anyone with such information to contact us the Anti-Terrorist hotline which is 0800 789 321.”

Security stepped up across the capital

The Metropolitan Police are working with Parliamentary authorities to see what course of action to take in terms of protective security.

Over the next few days there will be a noticeable increase in police presence both with armed and unarmed police officers across London.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Met, Mark Rowley, said: I understand why a tragic event such as this generates questions about security at Parliament.

Our current arrangements have been developed with Parliament over many years and are designed to provide access to the seat of our Government balanced carefully with security that is proportionate but not overly intrusive.

Of course after an incident like this as would be expected my team will work with Parliamentary authorities to assess whether a different tone or balance is necessary.

More widely - the police service will sustain an enhanced armed and unarmed presence over the next few days.

London, and the UK, are open for business, and we are out there in greater numbers to make sure that the public see a highly visible presence to help reassure them as they go about their daily lives.

In London the number of armed officers remains at near double strength, while in other parts of the UK there are up to a third more armed officers on duty.

Full story on the fourth named victim

For the full story of the fourth victim, 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes, who died last night follow the link below:

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/london-terror-attack-leslie-rhodes-12791215

Met Police set up book of condolences

https://beta.met.police.uk/condolences?hootPostID=6c20d21a7532e8c1ef4da2ad32eecb14

The Metropolitan Police has set up a website where you can leave messages of condolence to those affected by the attack on Wednesday afternoon.

Nine people in custody

The Met have said there are currently nine people in custody and one woman has been released on bail.

Searches are ongoing at five addresses, and 16 have already been completed.

(Image: Getty Images Europe)

VIDEO: Two 'significant arrests' made by police

Terrorist named

Yesterday police named the terrorist as Khalid Masood.

Masood has a number of aliases but was born Adrian Russell Ajao.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “Our investigation focuses on understanding his motivation, preparation and his associates.

“Whilst there is no evidence of further threats, you will understand our determination to find out if he either acted totally alone inspired by terrorist propaganda, or if others have encouraged, supported or directed him.”

More info about the injured

The Met have released more details about those injured in Wednesday’s terror attack.

At least 50 people were injured, with 31 of those needing hospital treatment.

According to the Acting Deputy Commissioner, two people remain in hospital in a critical condition and one person has life-threatening injuries.

Two police officers were also injured on Westminster Bridge in the attack and have sustained “significant injuries.”

They remain in hospital.

Elderly victim named

The Metropolitan Police have named the 75-year-old victim who died in hospital last night as Leslie Rhodes, from Streatham in south London.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Met, Mark Rowley, said: “Sadly last night another man died in hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained during the attack.

“Whilst we await formal identification, we believe that he is Leslie Rhodes, aged 75, from Streatham.

“My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”