West Midlands Properties Searched In Connection With Suspected Westminster Terror Attack

15 August 2018, 07:38 | Updated: 15 August 2018, 07:43

WEstminster attack

Police are searching addresses in the Midlands after a man smashed his car into barriers near Parliament in a suspected terror attack.

It's reported the driver travelled from Birmingham to London on Monday night and arrived in the capital just after midnight.

The silver Ford Fiesta hit cyclists and pedestrians at 7.37am on Tuesday before crashing into security barriers.

Police said the suspect arrested at the scene by armed police is a 29-year-old UK national previously unknown to MI5.

There are reports that he lived above an internet cafe in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham.

Two addresses in the West Midlands city were being searched by counter-terror officers on Tuesday evening, as well as a flat in Nottingham's Radford/Arboretum area.

This morning, the Head of the Met police Cressida Dick has told Heart the authorities will look at pedestriansing the streets around Parliament after the suspected terror attack.