It has been confirmed that the Hyundai 4×4 used in the Westminster terror attack on Wednesday (22/03) was hired from Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Springhill Passage in Spring Hill.
A man mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge and mowed the Hyundai through a crowd of people.
He was then shot dead by armed officers in the courtyard outside the Houses of Parliament after he stabbed PC Keith Palmer, who died of his wounds.
PC Palmer was one of four killed in the attack, with a further 40 people injured, including three other officers.
A spokesperson from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, said: ”We can confirm that the car used in the tragic attack in London yesterday afternoon was one of ours.
An employee identified the vehicle after seeing the licence plate in an image online. We ran another check to verify, and immediately contacted the authorities.
We are co-operating fully with the authorities and will provide any assistance that we can to the investigation.
Our thoughts are very much with the victims of this terrible tragedy.”
The Met Police have now made a total of eight arrests as part of the ongoing Counter Terrorism operation.
The security threat level nationally remains unchanged at Severe meaning an attack is highly likely. As ever the public are urged to remain alert and not alarmed. Everyone is advised to be vigilant and to report any concerns to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency, always dial 999.
We apologise for the error in reporting that the car was hired from a Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch in Shirley.