READING ATTACK: Libyan Knife Attacker Appears in London Court On Murder Charges

READING Terrorist charged with murdering three people with a knife in Reading on June 20, appeared at London’s Westminster Magistrates Court via video-link on Monday.

Khairi Saadallah, 25, has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Three people were killed and three more seriously injured in the attack in Forbury Gardens. 

Saadallah arrived in the UK from Libya in 2012 while seeking asylum and was granted leave to remain in 2018. The police declared that the stabbing attack was being treated as a “terrorist incident.” 

Counter-terrorism police are continuing their investigation into the incident.


AFTER three people died and three more were seriously injured after stabbings in a park at Forbury Gardens in Reading last Saturday, the suspected knife attacker was named as Khairi Saadallah. 

In footage captured at the suspected attackers Basingstoke Road housing estate, neighbours described the scene after police raided the building and described their neighbour as perhaps having mental health problems. “It was really early in the morning (When I saw him),” said Adam, the boyfriend of one of Mr. Saadallah’s neighbours. “He just seemed his normal self, we said hello and that was it really.”

Adam went on to say of their encounter just a matter of hours before the attack. When asked if Mr. Saadallah had been seen behaving strangely before, Adam shared a story regarding the suspected murderer. “Yeah, he’s kicked off before here, a while ago, he smashed and threw his telly off the balcony, that was like a year ago,” explained Adam. Adam was also quizzed on whether he believed Mr. Saadallah, who had recently been released from prison, may have had mental health problems. “I think so.


Article courtesy of our partner’s at Ruptly 

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