The Gambian woman who was detained by British anti-terrorism police investigating Wednesday Afternoon’s terror attack in London has been released on bail.
Rohey Hydara, 39, was released on Friday pending further inquiries. She was arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. Seven out of the 11 people who were arrested since Wednesday have now been released with “no further police action”.
Ms Hydara’s husband, Khalid Masood, has been name by police as the man who carried out deadly terror attack outside Westminster which killed five people including PC Keith Palmer, 48, Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, an a 75-year-old man. About 40 people were also injured while seven are reported to be in critical condition in hospital.
The couple who met in Luton had lived in at least two separate addresses but it was unclear what their relationship was at the time of the incident.
Masood, 52, was born as Adrian Elms in Kent and was shot dead by police. He had not been the subject of any current police investigations.
The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack.
Meanwhile police are appealing for information as they try to establish whether Khalid Masood acted alone or was directed by others.
They said the investigation would focus on Masood’s “motivation, preparation and his associates”.
Mark Rowley, assistant deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said they would investigate whether Masood “acted totally alone inspired by terrorist propaganda, or if others have encouraged, supported or directed him”.
“There might be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but did not feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing those concerns to us,” he said.