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London police have named the man they believe was responsible for the attacks on Westminster yesterday.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said Khalid Masood, age 52, was born in Kent and most recently lived in the West Midlands.

The police added:

Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.

However, he was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.

His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife.

He has not been convicted for any terrorism offences.

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