Masood's mother has spoken out after the tragic attack
The mother of the man who swept terror across Westminster on Wednesday and killed four people in his attack has said she is saddened and shocked by his actions.
Masood’s mother, Janet Ajao, said she has “shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrendous incident".
Mrs Ajao is currently being protected by police at her home in Wales after it was searched by the authorities.
I do not condone his actions nor support the beliefs he held that led to him committing this atrocity
Khalid Masood's mother
Mrs Ajao, from Trelech in Carmarthenshire, said: “I wish to make it absolutely clear, so there can be no doubt, I do not condone his actions nor support the beliefs he held that led to him committing this atrocity.
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"I wish to thank my friends, family and community from the bottom of my heart for the love and support given to us."
Police have said there is no evidence to suggest a link between Masood and ISIS.
American tourist Kurt Cochran, 43-year-old Aysha Frade and retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes were killed as Masood drove a rented Hyundai i40 across Westminster Bridge.
The 52-year-old was shot dead by armed police after fatally knifing Pc Keith Palmer in the Palace of Westminster's cobbled forecourt.
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Masood was killed by a security officer during the attack
Police have said that Mrs Ajao has no link to her son’s crimes.
The grandmothers runs her own business selling hand-made cushions and bags from her farmhouse.
A neighbour in Trench said: “She must be going through hell after finding out her son was responsible for such devastation and heartache.
“I think she disowned her son 20 years ago because of his criminal lifestyle.
“I have known the Ajaos ever since they came here and they are nice people, law-abiding and very ordinary.”
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Masood was born Adrian Ajao on Christmas Day in Dartford, Kent, in 1964.
Later known as Adrian Elms, he lived in Rye, East Sussex, before moving to Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
After leaving the secondary school he fell into a life of crime and became increasingly violent with convictions for assault and possession of a deadly weapon.