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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.

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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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Essex MP calls for posthumous honour for fallen policeman in emotional House of Commons tribute

Braintree MP James Cleverly has asked that the policeman killed whilst guarding the Palace of Westminster be given a posthumous honour.

Pc Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by an attacker who crashed on Westminster Bridge before trying to run into Parliament grounds.

Mr Cleverly met him 25 years ago in the Royal Artillery, and had been friendly with him ever since becoming an MP and passing him on the gates of Parliament.

In an emotional tribute he gave praise to a "strong, professional public servant"

He was a strong, professional public servant, and it was a delight to meet him again only a few months after being elected.

Would my right honourable friend the Prime Minister in recognition of the work that he did and the other police officers and public servants here in the house do, consider recognising his gallantry and sacrifice formerly with a posthumous recognition.

– James Cleverly MP

"Please stop your stupid attention seeking comments": Essex MP blasts Katie Hopkins after US TV news appearance

An Essex MP has blasted claims made on US TV by a controversial news commentator that people are "cowed", "afraid", and "not united" following the London terror attack.

Katie Hopkins speaking on Fox News said "People are cowed. People are afraid. And people are not united."

But travelling to Westminster this morning the Braintree MP James Cleverly, who was also a friend of the police officer killed in the attack, said "No one is cowed, afraid or divided. Please stop your stupid attention seeking comments.

Essex Police confirm car used in terror attack not registered in Essex

Essex Police have said they are "not looking for any vehicle in connection with" the terrorist incident in London.

It comes after reports that the car that was used in the attack was registered in Essex.

Media speculation that the number plate of the car linked to the attacks in Westminster is registered in Essex is not accurate and have caused an increase in concerned local comment and calls to police.

For clarity, Essex Police are not looking for any vehicle in connection with the incident and there is no suggestion that any Essex-registered vehicle is involved.

– Essex Police.

Hero train driver to be recognised with award

Stuart Connell has been praised for his bravery by his passengers.

A train driver hailed a hero by passengers after his train crashed at a level crossing in Norfolk will be recognised at an awards ceremony tonight.

Stuart Connell's train was travelling at nearly 90 miles an hour when it hit a tractor crossing the line at Roudham.

He has been praised for his quick actions pulling the emergency brake, which prevented the Greater Anglia service from de-railing.

Stuart Connell's actions prevented his train from de-railing. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I just saw the tip of the digger bucket and the front of the tyre came onto the railway property and, basically, I knew that he'd never stop in time, and I wouldn't, and I was going to impact."

– Stuart Connell, train driver
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