Former Coventry student named as suspect behind Westminster car crash

Salih Khater studied accountancy at Cov

West Midlands Police have named former Coventry University student Salih Khater as the man arrested on suspicion of terrorism after yesterday's Westminster car crash.

The 29-year-old is currently being questioned in police custody about the incident and is allegedly acting uncooperatively.

Several addresses in Birmingham and Nottingham are being searched in relation to the investigation.

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Salih Kahter

A spokesperson for Coventry University said: “Salih Kahter studied accountancy at Coventry University between September 2017 and May 2018. As of May 2018 he is no longer enrolled at the university.”

Khater, a Sudanese immigrant, was arrested yesterday after a car was driven into cyclists and into one of the outer barriers of Parliament, which left three people injured.

He is not believed to have been known to counter-terrorism police, but is understood to have been known to local police.