PressTV-UK parliament attacker appears in court

The man who attacked people with his car before ramming into a barrier outside the British parliament last week has appeared in court to face charges of attempted murder.

Salih Khater, a Sudanese-born British citizen from Birmingham, was in London’s Westminster Magistrates court on Monday while wearing a grey T-shirt and white trousers.

He was read two charges of the attempted murder of members of the public and the attempted murder of police officers.

Judge Emma Arbuthnot said the suspect would appear in front of the Old Bailey on August 31. There was no bail application and the suspect would remain in custody, said the judge.

Khater, 29, who only spoke during the court hearing to confirm his name, date of birth, nationality and address, was arrested last Tuesday after he drove into pedestrians and cyclists and hit a security barrier outside the parliament. Police believe his act, which left three people injured, was deliberate and the…

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