Driver in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

Westminster terror attack Ford Fiesta outside Parliament

The crash came less than 18 months after an attacker ploughed a auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people, then fatally stabbed a police officer before being shot dead in a courtyard outside Parliament.

A driver whose auto collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, London police say.

The Sudanese-born suspect, who is a British citizen, allegedly drove his vehicle into pedestrians before deliberately swerving towards police officers.

Prosecutors are treating the incident on Tuesday as terrorism, Scotland Yard said.

Salih Khater, from Birmingham, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Khater is being charged under the Criminal Attempts Act 1981.

He is charged with one count of attempting to murder members of the public and one of attempting to murder police officers following the incident outside London's iconic Palace of Westminster on Tuesday.

The shop manager, from Birmingham, has today been charged with the attempted murder of members of the public and police officers, the Met Police said in a statement.

He was arrested on suspicion of terrorism and later re-arrested for attempted murder at the south London police station where he was being quizzed.

Three people sustained non life-threatening injuries.

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