The wife of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood spoke for the first time today to say she totally condemns his killing spree and was left saddened and shocked by the atrocity.
Rohey Hydara’s comments come 24 hours after Masood’s mother, Janet Ajao, said she had ‘shed many tears’ for her son’s victims.
In a statement released through the Metropolitan Police, Ms Hydara said: ‘I am saddened and shocked by what Khalid has done. I totally condemn his actions.
‘I express my condolences to the families of the victims that have died, and wish a speedy recovery to all the injured.
‘I would like to request privacy for our family, especially the children, at this difficult time.’
Recall Masood got behind the wheel of a rented Hyundai 4×4 and drove at speeds of up to 76mph as he ploughed into victims on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday last week.
His attack took a mere 82 seconds but left four people dead and more than 50 injured.
The British-born jihadi, 52, was on Whatsapp at 2.37pm, approximately two minutes before hitting people on the bridge and four minutes before he was shot dead by armed officers outside the Palaces of Westminster.
He stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death with two knives outside parliament after killing 44-year-old mother-of-two Aysha Frade, 75-year-old Londoner Leslie Rhodes, and US tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, as he ploughed along a crowded pavement on Westminster Bridge.
ISIS initially claimed responsibility for its first attack on British soil and said the crazed knifeman was its ‘soldier’, but yesterday police insisted Masood was not linked to the terror group.