LONDON, England (AP) – The terrorist attack on the British Parliament, which killed four people, including the attacker, used a hired Hyundai i40 car, the owner said Tuesday.
«We can confirm that the car used in the tragic attack in London yesterday afternoon is one of our own,» the firm said in a statement.
The note notes that «an employee identified the vehicle to see the license plate in a photograph on the Internet.»
«We made more checks and immediately contacted the authorities,» reads the note, adding that the company collaborates with the Police and will provide «all possible assistance» during the investigation.
According to the local news agency PA, the attacker rented the car at the local Solihill office in the central English county of the West Midlands.
Police confirmed Friday that they have made eight arrests in connection with the bombing after registering several homes in Birmingham, in that same county, and in London.
Four people were killed in the bombing, including the attacker, a 48-year-old British policeman, Keith Palmer, another male between the ages of 50 and 60, and a 43-year-old woman, Aysha Frade, who had British nationality but was of Spanish origin.
The terrorist ran over those two passers-by and wounded at least 29 others on the Westminster Bridge before stepping out of his vehicle with a knife and stabbing Palmer, who guarded the entrance to the Houses of Parliament.