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Westminster attack suspect Salih Khater appears in court

Sarah Mason 21st Aug, 2018 Updated: 21st Aug, 2018

A FORMER Coventry University student accused of attempted murder after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament has appeared in court.

Salih Khater is alleged to have driven his car into cyclists and pedestrians before driving towards police and crashing into a barrier last week.

Three people were injured in the incident.

The Metropolitan Police said: “Due to the methodology, iconic location and the alleged targeting of civilians and police officers, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are treating this case as terrorism.”

Khater, from Highgate Street in Birmingham, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with two counts of attempted murder.

The 29-year-old is a UK national originally from Sudan he has been charged with one count of attempting to murder persons outside Parliament and a second count of attempting to murder police officers.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on August 31.

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