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All you need to know about London terrorist, Khalid Masood

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Following on from the release of another pic of Khalid Masood, IB Times UK has pieced together all we know so far about 52-year-old terrorist.


‘Only black kid in school’: Early years of Khalid Masood — the London terror attacker


An extract reads

School friends said Masood, then Adrian Russell Ajao (his father Philip’s surname, believed to be Nigerian), was an intelligent, talented and popular boy at secondary school in the Home Counties.


However, one former friend said that he lost touch with Masood after they left school when the would-be terrorist began smoking cannabis.


You can read our full profile on Masood here.




Met Police have issued a new image of the terrorist responsible for the Westminster attack.

The image is a mugshot of Khalid Masood. It was previously revealed that the 52-year-old had a string of previous criminal convictions such as GBH and possession of a knife.


A statement to go with the picture added: “Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command investigating the Westminster attack have released an image of Khalid Masood.


“To provide clarity, Khalid Masood has previously gone by the names of Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao. He may also be known by a number of other names.”


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Police also repeated an earlier statement from Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley appealing for people who may have known Masood to come forward.


Rowley said:


“We remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well; understands who his associates were; and can provide us with information about places he has recently visited.


“There might well be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but weren’t sure or didn’t feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing information to us.”



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