Salih Khater charged with two counts of attempted murder over Westminster terror attack

A 29-year-old man from Birmingham has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving a car through crowds outside the Houses of Parliament.

Salih Khater, a Sudanese born UK national, will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday following the incident in central London last Tuesday morning.

The suspect allegedly drove his vehicle into pedestrians before deliberately swerving towards police officers.

He was arrested after crashing into barriers outside the Palace of Westminster.

Police investigation: Forensics officers work near the car that crashed into security barriers outside Parliament (AP)

He is charged with the attempted murder of members of the public and the attempted murder of police officers.

Prosecutors will be treating his case as terrorism, the Metropolitan Police said after charging him on Saturday.

Police cordoned off Parliament Square following the incident last Tuesday morning (PA)

The force said in a statement: “The charges follow an incident in which Khater drove his car into a stationary group of members of the public then at police officers, before crashing into the barriers outside the House of Parliament.

“Due to the methodology, iconic location and the alleged targeting of civilians and police officers, the CPS are treating this case as terrorism.”

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