By Sarah Keane • 11 November 2020 • 19:05
Reading park knife attacker pleads guilty to three murders and three attempted murders
At a hearing at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, November 11, Khairi Saadallah pleaded guilty to three murders and three attempted murders in a park in Reading during the summer, but denied the attacks were motivated by religion.
On Saturday evening, June 20, Saadallah launched into a stabbing frenzy as he attacked two separate groups in Forbury Gardens, killing three people and injuring three others. James Furlong, 36, David Wails, 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, 39, all died, while three others – their friend Stephen Young, and Patrick Edwards and Nishit Nisudan, who were sitting in a nearby group – were injured.
Saadallah, who came to the UK from Libya as a refugee in 2012, was accused at a court hearing in June of shouting “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing the three friends to death with a large knife he had allegedly purchased the previous day from a local supermarket.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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