Police watchdog ends investigation into shooting of Dartford-born Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood

PUBLISHED: 12:01 12 July 2017

Khalid Masood

Khalid Masood


Masood, who went to school in Tunbridge Wells, killed five people in the attack on March 22

An investigation into the shooting of Kent-born terrorist, Khalid Masood, by the police watchdog has ended.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced on Thursday it had completed its probe into the shooting outside the Houses of Parliament on March 22 and has passed its report to the coroner and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Masood, who was born in Dartford and went to school in Tunbridge Wells was killed by police after he drove his car through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed former Bromley PC Keith Palmer in an attack which killed five people.

IPCC deputy chair, Sarah Green, said: “Our investigation has now concluded and our report into the shooting has been provided to both HM Coroner and the Metropolitan Police Service in line with our duties in these circumstances.

“The position has remained throughout the investigation that no police officers were ever under investigation.

“The IPCC and the Metropolitan Police followed agreed working arrangements related to terrorism incidents which worked well.”

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