Channel 4 News apologise for incorrectly naming man responsible for Westminster attacks 3 years ago

Channel 4 News apologise for incorrectly naming man responsible for Westminster attacks

Channel 4 News have issued an apology after a report wrongly named Abu Izzadeen as the man responsible for Wednesday's attack on Westminster.

Senior home affairs correspondent Simon Israel had quoted a source claiming that Izzadeen, also known as Trevor Brooks, was believed to be the attacker. When it later became clear that Izzadeen is currently serving a prison sentence, Israel attempted to backtrack, later acknowledging his mistake in a tweet.

The news show was removed from the schedule on Channel 4's +1 channel, with a statement from Head of Communications, Hayley Barlow, indicating that Channel 4 news were looking into the matter.


Nearly two hours later, a short statement was posted on the Channel 4 News Twitter page, making clear that the information had indeed been incorrect and apologising to viewers for the mistake.

Five people, including a police officer and the attacker, died in the attack near the Houses of Parliament.