Sudan-born migrant jailed for life for failed London terrorist attack

Mail Online | 8/14/2018 | Rory Tingle For Mailonline
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CCTV images show a Sudan-born migrant driving around London before he tried to 'kill as many people as possible' when he ploughed into cyclists and police officers outside the Houses of Parliament.

Salih Khater was today jailed for life today for carrying out a copycat terror attack on August 14 last year.

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The 30-year-old drove his Ford Fiesta into a pedestrian and riders who had stopped at a red light in Parliament Square.

He then careered into a security lane and crashed into barriers as two police officers jumped out of the way.

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Chilling CCTV images released today show Khater driving around London in the silver Ford Fiesta on the morning of his attack.

Khater claimed he came to the capital to find the Sudanese embassy to get a visa but 'got lost' around Westminster and panicked.

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The attack was caught on CCTV footage which was played in court. The Old Bailey heard Khater, of Birmingham, wanted to cause maximum carnage and it was 'miraculous' that no-one was killed.

Alison Morgan QC had told jurors Khater's attack was 'premeditated and deliberate' and had a terrorist motive, although the details were unclear.

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A jury rejected his explanation for the crash and found him guilty of two charges of attempted murder in July.

In mitigation, Peter Carter QC told the court Khater remained an 'enigma' and he had still not offered an explanation for what he did.

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He told the judge: 'Had there been any evidence of any link between this man and a terrorist organisation or terrorist individual or had there been any connection that he had expressed any interest in or showed any desire to pursue any link to terrorism it would have been before your ladyship.

'There is not. The lack of evidence is not a proper basis for drawing a conclusion there is...
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