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Wife of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood 'saddened and shockened' by attack

PUBLISHED: 08:48 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:03 28 March 2017

Rohey Hydara has issued a statment to condemn her husband's attack. Pictured: Khalid Masood.

Rohey Hydara has issued a statment to condemn her husband's attack. Pictured: Khalid Masood.

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The wife of the man who killed four people in a shock terrorist act has said she is "saddened and shocked" by her husband's actions.

Rohey Hydara, believed to be the second wife of Khalid Masood, today broke her silence to condemn the Westminster attack.

“I am saddened and shocked by what Khalid has done. I totally condemn his actions,” she said through a statement to the Metropolitan Police. “I express my condolences to the families of the victims that have died, and wish a speedy recovery to all the injured.”

Masood, 52, mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge with a hired car last Wednesday before fatally stabbing a policeman outside Parliament. He died at the scene after being shot by a police officer.

Ms Hydara added: “I would like to request privacy for our family, especially the children, at this difficult time.”

The 39-year-old was arrested in Stratford’s East Village on Thursday as part of a police round-up of suspected associates of the terrorist, but has since been released without charge.

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