Masood killed four people when he drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then fatally stabbed a police officer outside Parliament before being shot dead. He was born as Adrian Elms but later converted to Islam and had a string of previous convictions for violence and public order offences. Police have described the attack as terrorism. They believe Masood acted alone but hinted that he had viewed extremist material online.
Masood’s first offending came when he was arrested aged 14 for shoplifting and given a police caution. His mother had sent him out to buy stationery for school – and told the inquests she could not understand why he had not used the money she had provided.
In 2003, Masood was arrested and charged with attempted murder..
In September 2004 he married Farzana Malik, a Pakistani-heritage Muslim woman in Crawley, West Sussex. The relationship was an utter disaster because Masood was becoming more extreme in his views.
Masood was very violent and criminal. he had committed numerous crimes and was arrested.
The evidence suggests that Masood case to associate with more members of the al-Muhajiroun network. Luton was constantly targeted by the terror group – and Masood went to the same gym as a man who would later flee the UK while under investigation to fight in Syria.