Westminster attacker was former Sussex student

Posted On 29 Mar 2017 at 11:48 am

The terrorist who carried out last week’s attack in Westminster studied at Sussex in the 1990s, it has emerged today.

Khalid Masood, who killed three people on Westminster Bridge as he drove at high speed along the pavement and then stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament, studied economic history from 1994 to 1997 at the University of Sussex.

The university said today it was assisting police in their enquiries.

A spokeswoman said: “Last week, we were saddened to learn of the attack in Westminster, London. Since then, it was brought to our attention that the attacker may have studied at the University and we were working to verify this was the case.

“We are now able to confirm that Adrian Russell Elms studied at the University of Sussex twenty years ago. He undertook a Bachelor of Economics with Economic History from 1994-1997.

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“As we are assisting the Metropolitan Police with its enquiries, it would be inappropriate for us to comment any further.”

It’s not know what other ties Masood had to Brighton. The night before last Wednesday’s attack, he stayed the night at the Preston Park Hotel, where he appeared calm and friendly.

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