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Woman held over London attack released with no further action

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A 32-year-old woman arrested over the Westminster attack has been released with no further action.

Police said the woman was arrested in Manchester on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts on 24 March and was released on Thursday.

A 30-year-old man arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts remains in custody.

Khalid Masood, 52, killed three people on 22 March in Westminster before fatally stabbing a police officer.

Masood drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then ran into the Palace of Westminster grounds armed with two knives.

On Thursday, an inquest heard Masood died at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the chest after he was shot by police.

In total, his attack lasted 82 seconds.

Metropolitan Police said 10 other people who were arrested have all been released with no further action.

PC Keith Palmer, 48, American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, and college worker Aysha Frade, 44, were killed in the attack.

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