A 29-year-old man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder today (Saturday, 18 August) following an incident in Westminster on Tuesday, 14 August.
Salih Khater of Highgate Street, Birmingham, a Sudanese born UK national, will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 20 August, charged with the attempted murder of members of the public and the attempted murder of police officers.
The charges follow an incident in which Khater drove his carinto a stationary group of members of the public then at police officers, before crashing into the barriers outside the House of Parliament.
Due to the methodology, iconic location and the alleged targeting of civilians and police officers, the CPS are treating this case as terrorism.
Khater is charged with:
1. 1. Attempted murder contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981
Salih Khater on the 14 day of August 2018, attempted to murder persons at the junction of Parliament Square and Abingdon Street in Westminster
2. 2. Attempted murder contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981
Salih Khater on the 14 day of August 2018, attempted to murder police officers on Abingdon Street in Westminster.