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South's MPs react to the terror attack in London

MPs from around the ITV News Meridian region have been giving their reaction to the tragic events outside the Houses of Parliament this afternoon. Many have praised the efforts of the emergency services and the MP for Bournemouth East, Tobias Ellwood, for going to the aid of those caught up in the atrocity.

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TERROR ATTACK: Police name Kent born Khalid Masood

Police have named the man responsible for the terror attack in London as Khalid Masood.

Masood, 52, was born in Kent and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands.

The Met Police confirmed that he was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.

He was, however, 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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