- Lee Lawrence, 47, recalls Masood's lust for 'blood' and desire to murder
- The terrorist once held a knife to his throat after slashing pub landlord's face
- Masood's history of violence was revealed following his attack in Westminster
- Danny Smith was left with horrific injuries after attack in 2003 in Eastbourne
- Masood sliced his nose in half and ripped through his tongue in savage assault
Lee Lawrence, 47, knew Masood by his birth name, Adrian Elms, and before he is believed to have converted to Islam in prison. He gave him his first job as a woodcutter in Northiam East Sussex.
He said he remembers Masood's lust for 'blood' and recalls him having a desire to 'kill'.
Terrorist Khalid Masood (pictured) dreamed of murdering someone and once held a knife to a friend's throat.
Masood's disturbing history of violence was revealed following his attack in Westminster on Wednesday.
He killed three people - Londoner Leslie Rhodes, 75, US tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, and mother-of-two Aysha Frade, 43 - with a hired 4x4 before stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death during his assault on Parliament.
Mr Lawrence told the Sun that the terrorist once held a knife to his throat after slashing the face of pub landlord Piers Mott in 2000.
He said: 'He had the knife against my throat and he is going, "I want some blood, I want some f***ing blood, I want to kill someone".
This is Westminster IS-inspired jihadi Khalid Masood (circled in 1980) when he was a student at Huntleys Secondary School in Kent. The school is now closed and a housing estate built on the land
'After he calmed down he was saying, "What have I done? What am I doing? I am going for help. I just want blood or I want to kill someone".'
Mott needed 20 stitches to a gaping wound in his cheek after the attack.
Mr Lawrence added: 'His eyes had rolled and he was out of this world. Once outside the pub, he also began slashing Mr Mott's car seats.'
Masood was jailed for two years for the assault.
Mr Lawrence, who still lives in Northiam, said he only saw Masood once after he got out of prison and converted to Islam.
While driving through the village Masood put his fingers to his throat and 'made a slashing gesture' at his former friend.
'He loved scaring people. He got off on being the hard man,' added Mr Lawrence.
A scaffolder also revealed how the Westminster terrorist plunged a kitchen knife into his face just three years after the attack on his local pub landlord.
Danny Smith, 35, was left with horrific facial injuries following the fight in Eastbourne in 2003.
The blade sliced his nose in half and ripped through his tongue.
This photograph of Masood (circled), also konwn as Adrian Elms or Adrian Ajao, is from the Huntleys Secondary School for Boys football team in 1979 or 1980 when he was 15 or 16 years old
Recalling the horrific ordeal, the father-of-two told the Sun: 'I only knew him three days and he tried to kill me.
'The knife went straight through my nose, my mouth and my tongue. I fell down and I'm trying to get up but he's trying to stab me in the back four times.'
Mr Smith managed to escape and said that as he was running away he could hear Masood shouting: 'I'm going to f***ing kill you.'
Despite this assault and his history of violence, Masood was acquitted of attempted murder but it is believed he was sentenced to six months for possession of a knife.
Revealed: He was known at Adrian Ajao while at school in Tunbridge Wells - after several spells in prison he became radicalised (right after being gunned down outside Parliament on Wednesday)
He had a violent streak and between 1983 and 2003 racked up convictions for grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.
When the case came to trial, Masood told Hove Crown Court he snapped because of racism in the village and claimed he had been ostracised because villagers had a 'view of black people'.
Neighbours said he was radicalised during that two-year jail sentence, and abandoned his old life after his release from prison, including his partner Jane Harvey and their two young daughters.
He had lived with Miss Harvey at her £700,000 home in Northiam, near Rye.
Mourners have continued to lay floral tributes in Parliament Square to remember the victims of the heinous attack
Mark Ashdown, 52, a friend of Masood from Huntley School for Boys in Tunbridge Wells, said he noticed a change when he first came out of prison.
He said: 'He was certainly not a Muslim when I knew him. He was Jack the lad. We grew up together, partying all night — drink, drugs, sex, the lot. We lived for weekend raves.'
After he moved to the village of Northiam, Mr Ashdown didn't see his friend as much.
He recalled him getting in a pub fight where he was 'slashed in the face'.
Neighbours said Masood was radicalised during a two-year jail sentence
After he was released from prison for the attack on the landlord friends say he told them he had 'become a Muslim in prison'.
Masood was then jailed again for possessing a knife.
After his second release from jail, he married Muslim Farzana Malik in 2004 after converting to Islam.
She was granted a divorce after three months of marriage, the Daily Mirror reported.
On her Facebook page 'Soul Searchers', she describes Islamic fanaticism as 'nonsensical', in a lengthy tirade which calls on her fellow Muslims to heed their true faith, concluding 'unless they do that, radicalism will continue to plague the world.'
Yesterday, Mrs Malik was being comforted by her family, including her second husband, at her home in Oldham.
His next long term relationship was with Rohey Hydara, 39, with whom he shared a series of short-term homes in London and Luton.
Last night, the Met said Masood's partner Ms Hydara, 39, was released on bail pending further inquiries. She was arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.