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Police released two held in connection with attack

Police made several arrests in connection with the attack Credit: PA

Two more people arrested as part of the investigation into the Westminster attack have been released by police.

A 35-year-old man was released without charge and a 32-year-old woman was bailed pending further enquiries. Both had been arrested in Manchester.

The development leaves two people in police custody over the attack - a 58-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both of whom were arrested on Thursday.

Six others were released earlier and a 39-year-old woman remains on police bail.

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Security 'being reviewed' in light of Westminster attack

  • Video report by ITV News Correspondent Paul Brand

The carriage gates at Parliament are usually left open for MPs and their staff to get into work, but Wednesday's attack showed it as a weakness in security.

The Palace of Westminster is surrounded by iron fences and concrete barriers, with airport screening for visitors, but it took just one man running in through the carriage gates to kill a police officer.

The gates were not closed until minutes after the attack - new footage has emerged showing what looks like a courier on a motorbike entering the gates while police were dealing with the attacker.

A committee of MPs had warned last month that the metal barriers were not enough to keep them safe.

The barriers were due to be replaced anyway, but now there will be a full review of security at the palace.

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Westminster attack: Six arrested released from custody

Police outside a property in Didsbury, Greater Manchester on Friday. Credit: PA

Six people arrested in connection with the investigation into Wednesday's terror attack in Westminster have been released "with no further police action", Scotland Yard said.

A total of 11 people have been arrested since the inquiry was launched but only four remain in custody - two men aged 27 and 58 who were arrested in Birmingham on Thursday and a 32-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man who were arrested in Manchester on Friday.

All are being held on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

The six released without facing further action are two women aged 21 and 26 and four men aged 23, 26, 27 and 28 who were all arrested at addresses in Birmingham.

A 39-year-old woman arrested in east London has been released on bail until late March.

'Hero' MP and minister honoured for response to attack

Tobias Ellwood MP was hailed a hero for trying to save the life of Pc Keith Palmer. Credit: PA

"Hero" MP Tobias Ellwood, who battled to save the life of a police officer in the Westminster terror attack, and security minister Ben Wallace have been honoured for their roles in responding to the atrocity.

Downing Street announced that the Queen was "pleased" to approve the appointment of Mr Ellwood and Mr Wallace to the Privy Council.

Mr Ellwood, a Foreign Office minister, ran towards gunfire to help Pc Keith Palmer, who was stabbed in the attack, while Mr Wallace helped coordinate the government's response.

The pair will now be entitled to be referred to as 'Right Honourable' and receive top-secret national security briefings as members of the Privy Council.

It is mainly composed of senior politicians, but includes some bishops and judges, and has advised the monarch since the Norman era.

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