Third Address In Birmingham Searched In Westminster Car Attack Investigation

15 August 2018, 12:18 | Updated: 15 August 2018, 13:05

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Police say they're continuing to search a third address in Birmingham, after finishing searches in two others in the city overnight.

A 29 year old man arrested over the Westminster car attack on suspicion of terror offences has been further arrested for attempted murder.

Scotland Yard also confirmed the man arrested over the Westminster car attack is a UK national originally from Sudan.

Satisfied they know the identity of the man who was arrested, Scotland Yard said the priority of the investigation team continues to be to understand the motivation behind the incident.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick praised officers' courage as they leapt into action following the "ghastly" incident on Tuesday.

Since the Westminster Bridge attack in March last year, Ms Dick said there had been an increase in the number of armed officers and barriers in place to protect the capital's political heart.

Discussions between parliamentary authorities, security agencies, the police and London's mayor will "no doubt" take place about whether the site should be further pedestrianised, she said.