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Appeal for anyone who knew Westminster attacker to contact police

The scene of the terror attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man who carried out the Westminster terror attack had previously lived in Luton.

52-year old Khalid Masood had lived in the town up until 2012, when he moved to the West Midlands.

It's now been revealed that his birth name was Adrian Russell.

"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 be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but did not feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing those concerns to us."

– Mark Rowley, Scotland Yard

One of the East's busiest rail junctions gets funding boost

Five railway lines come together north of Ely - creating a bottleneck of services. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Major improvements to one of Anglia region's busiest rail junctions has moved a step closer.

It comes after nearly £9 million of funding was secured for preparatory work.

Five railway lines come together north of Ely, creating a bottleneck of freight and passenger services.

Business leaders say a better junction would unlock economic growth across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

“The Ely NorthJunction project will bring with it huge improvements for passengers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, and for services connecting the UK’s busiest container port at Felixstowe with the Midlands and the North – both delivering jobs and economic growth for the East.

"We’re confident that our investment can convince Government of the vital need for this project, and create the rail network businesses and passengers want and deserve.”

– Mark Pendlington, Chairman, New Anglia LEP


Westminster attacker previously lived in Luton

Police responding to the terror attack in Westminster. Credit: PA

The man responsible for the terror attack in Westminster had previously lived in Luton, it has emerged.

Khalid Masood, who was 52, ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing to death policeman Keith Palmer in the grounds of Parliament.

Masood most recently lived in the West Midlands, but had been in Dunraven Avenue, in Luton, for a several years before moving in 2012.

"I'm absolutely disgusted and saddened in a way that you don't know your neighbours as well as you should do.

"I would see him gardening frequently at the weekends, quite house proud, in relaxed clothing with two small children.

"He would be frequently loading the children into his car, but I didn't see his wife very much.

– Katie Garricques, former neighbour

How our region remembered the Westminster victims

Tributes have been pouring in for Keith Palmer, the police officer murdered in yesterday's terrorist attack in Westminster.

A couple from Norfolk have been talking about how stopping to take a selfie outside the Houses of Parliament probably saved their lives - and across the region there have been demonstrations of support for those killed and injured.

Confused homeowner calls in reinforcements after finding raccoon on her roof

The raccoon was captured safely. Credit: Fenland Animal Rescue.

A stray raccoon has been captured after being spotted on a Cambridgeshire roof.

A member of the public called Fenland Animal Rescue when she saw the mammal, native to North America, on top of a roof at her house in Broughton.

He will be taken to a specialist centre north of Cambridgeshire. Credit: Fenland Animal Rescue.

An animal rescue specialist was sent to the scene and after ‘a short game of cat and mouse’ was brought down securely.

He will be taken to a specialist centre north of Cambridgeshire, where he will be kept with other raccoons.


Policing Minister: 'The British way of life will prevail'

The Policing Minister Brandon Lewis has vowed that the British way of life "will prevail" following Wednesday's terror attack in Westminster.

Mr Lewis, who is also the MP for Great Yarmouth, urged people to get on with their normal lives and stay strong.

The man responsible for the attack has this afternoon been named as 52-year-old Khalid Masood from Kent.

"As the Prime Minister outlined in her statement today, the threat level doesn't change," Mr Lewis told ITV News Anglia.

"We're keeping the threat level as it was. We do believe this was a single incident, and people around the country should do as we're seeing in London today - British people getting on with their everyday lives, getting on with work and making sure that our way of life does prevail."

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