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    Terrorist attack in london. Libyan asylum seeker arrested

    Reading stabbings declared a terrorist attack by police.
    At least three others seriously injured after attack in Forbury Gardens on Saturday night


    Published onSun 21 Jun 2020 11.29 BST

    The killing of three people in a stabbing rampage in a park in Reading is being treated as a terrorist attack, police have said.

    A 25-year-old Libyan national is being held by police over the incident,in which at least three other people sustained serious injuries.

    Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, senior national coordinator for the Counter Terrorism Policing network, has declared the attack a terrorist incident, and Counter-Terrorism Policing South East will be taking over the investigation, Thames Valley police said.

    Security sources told the Guardian the suspect had been granted asylum.

    Boris Johnson, the prime minister, chaired a meeting at 9am on Sunday morning in No 10 to be updated on the latest developments, Downing Street said.

    “The PM was updated on the ongoing investigation into the fatal stabbings in Reading yesterday,” a spokesman said.

    The home secretary, Priti Patel was present, as well as police and security officials.

    Home Office sources said the suspect was a Libyan national.

    Johnson, Patel and the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, were among senior public figures to have expressed condolences to the family and friends of the victims.

    DCI Ian Hunter said: “We have made one arrest and at this stage we are not looking for any other people in connection with this incident.

    “There is no intelligence to suggest that there is any further danger to the public. However, we urge people to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious by calling police.”

    CT officers were seen among a group of officers entering a block of flats in Reading understood to have been the suspect’s home.

    More than a dozen armed police officers carrying shields were seen entering the block at about 11pm.

    There were several witnesses to the attacks, which took place at 7pm in the popular Forbury Gardens, home of the Maiwand Lion statue, the image of which has been adopted by Reading football club and the Reading Post newspaper.

    Disturbing videos on social media showed scenes of victims receiving resuscitation treatment.

    Lawrence Wort, 20, a personal trainer, said he was about 10 metres from the attack.

    “The park was pretty full, a lot of people sat around drinking with friends, when one lone person walked through, suddenly shouted some unintelligible words and went around a large group of around 10, trying to stab them,” he told reporters.

    “He stabbed three of them, severely in the neck, and under the arms, and then turned and started running towards me, and we turned and started running.

    “When he realised that he couldn’t catch us, he tried to stab another group sat down. He got one person in the back of the neck and then when he realised everyone was starting to run, he ran out the park.”

    Claire Gould, a freelance journalist who lives near the scene, told PA Media she saw emergency air ambulance vehicles land on the nearby Kings Meadow as a police helicopter circled overhead.

    She described hearing sirens and said surrounding roads and a retail park had been cordoned off by officers.

    At least two casualties were being treated in the emergency department of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

    The prime minister earlier tweeted: “My thoughts are with all of those affected by the appalling incident in Reading and my thanks to the emergency services on the scene.”

    The home secretary said in a statement: “This evening we saw a senseless attack on people simply enjoying a Saturday evening with family and friends. My heart, prayers and thoughts are with all of those affected and to the people of Reading who will be deeply shocked and concerned by this terrible incident.

    “I am in contact with the police and will ensure they have all the support they need. I would like to thank Thames Valley police and the emergency services for their response.”

    Thames Valley police said the incident was not linked to a Black Lives Matter protest that took place in Reading earlier in the day.


    Reading stabbings declared a terrorist attack by police | UK news | The Guardian

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    I posted the same but the thread got deleted. It appears someone in the news section want's to deny Islamic terrorism in the UK is a thing.

    All very strange.

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    Counter Terrorism Policing can now confirm that the stabbing incident that happened in Reading last night (20/6), has now been declared a terrorist incident.

    Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) have been working closely with Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Department throughout the night.Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Senior National Coordinator for the Counter Terrorism Policing network, has this morning declared the incident a terrorist incident, and CTPSE will be taking over the investigation.

    A 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder last night, remains in police custody at this time.Chief Constable John Campbell of Thames Valley Police said: “I am deeply saddened by the events of last night.“This was a truly tragic incident and the thoughts of Thames Valley Police are with all those who have been affected.“Incidents of this nature are very rare, though I know that will be of little comfort to those involved and understand the concern that this incident will have caused amongst our local community.

    “We will be working closely with our partners over the coming days and weeks to support the Reading community during this time, as well as with CTPSE as they progress their investigation.

    “Police cordons continue to be in place and are likely to be for some time as CTPSE work further to investigate this incident and establish exactly what happened.

    “I would urge the public to avoid the area at this time and thank the community for their patience. We will let you know as soon as the area is back open.

    “I would also ask that the public avoid speculation.“We would like to hear from anyone who has video footage. Out of respect for those deceased and injured, along with their loved ones, please do not circulate this footage on social media – this will be incredibly distressing.

    “If you have any information about this incident, please contact us on 101 quoting reference 1159 20/6.”Counter Terrorism Policing will make a further statement later today.

    -Ends-



    **Update** Murder Investigation - Reading | Thames Valley Police

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    Comes around, doesn't it......?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    I posted the same but the thread got deleted.
    You posted a doctored story in the 'news' section, the second time you've done so in a few days.

    Tax has posted a story taken directly, unaltered, from its source.

    You know full well that they are not the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You posted a doctored story in the 'news' section, the second time you've done so in a few days.

    Tax has posted a story taken directly, unaltered, from its source.

    You know full well that they are not the same thing.
    Err, no Cyrille. The article on the sky website was updated 9 hours after I posted it, that's how news works you buffoon.

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    You know what I'm talking about though, don't you.

    Do it once and you look suspect the second time.

    Don't come the raw prawn.

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    he will keep trying to deny though, it's what he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    The article on the sky website was updated 9 hours after I posted it,
    Darn those pesky non attributed updates , eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Darn those pesky non attributed updates , eh?
    Non attributed updates? It clearly shows otherwise on the Sky News website. You need to look again.

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    Reading stabbings: Libyan asylum seeker Khairi Saadallah named as suspect in Forbury Gardens attack

    Sunday 21 June 2020 14:16, UK (timestamp for the few who don't understand that news sites update stories)

    The man thought to have stabbed three people two death in a Reading park has been named as Khairi Saadallah.


    He is a 25-year-old Libyan asylum seeker, Sky News understands.





    Police declared the incident in Forbury Park in central Reading at 7pm on Saturday a terror attack and counter-terrorism police have now taken over the investigation.


    Saadallah was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.


    Another three people were seriously injured in the attack. One was discharged from hospital today and the other two are still being treated.








    Police have not named the suspect but two sources have told Sky News Saadallah is the suspect.




    Officers were seen searching the top floor of the block of flats where he is believed to live in Basingstoke Road, near Forbury Park, on Saturday night.


    The entire corridor on the floor he lives on is involved in the crime scene, an officer said.


    One neighbour from the same floor of the building, who did not want to be named, said: "I've only spoken to him for 30 minutes, I didn't know the guy but it makes me scared. I have a son. I had no idea he (the suspect) could do something like this."


    A man who saw the suspect being arrested told Sky News: "There was a guy and the officers rugby tackled him.


    "His eyes weren't blinking and there was a lot of blood.


    "He wasn't resisting or anything, even though there were four, five officers on top of him."


    Mental health is being considered a major factor in the incident, security sources said.


    Investigators said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.


    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is "appalled and sickened" by the suspected terror attack and pledged "we will not hesitate to take action" if there are lessons to be learned.


    Chief Constable John Campbell, of Thames Valley Police, said: "Incidents of this nature are very rare, though I know that will be of little comfort to those involved and understand the concern that this incident will have caused amongst our local community.


    "We will be working closely with our partners over the coming days and weeks to support the Reading community during this time, as well as with Counter-Terror Police South East (CTPSE) as they progress their investigation."


    He asked the public to avoid the area and also to "avoid speculation" about the attack as he appealed for any video footage to be shared with police only.
    "Out of respect for those deceased and injured, along with their loved ones, please do not circulate this footage on social media - this will be incredibly distressing."

    Reading stabbings: Libyan asylum seeker Khairi Saadallah named as suspect in Forbury Gardens attack | UK News | Sky News

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    BBC News are still referring to him as 'a 25-year-old man from Reading'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    BBC News are still referring to him as 'a 25-year-old man from Reading'.
    Technically they all should, because they are not supposed to release information that might prejudice a jury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Technically they all should, because they are not supposed to release information that might prejudice a jury.
    Quite right Harry. They should also not be disclosing it as terrorist related unless they have sufficient evidence. They don't really need the additional powers it allows in this instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Technically they all should, because they are not supposed to release information that might prejudice a jury.
    Do you think a jury are not going to be told that he came from Libya and was 'seeking asylum' in the UK when he decided to turn against his hosts and start murdering them?

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    Terrorist related? Because a mentally ill muslim asylum seeker from Libya suffering from paranoid schizophrenia goes berserk with a knife and witters on about Allah does not necessarily mean he was a terrorist. Still, this is modern Britain and an ersatz representation of a bovinely stupid USA so maybe he is.

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    Poor guy, he's been on the list for years. He has now become useful for HM.

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    One neighbour from the same floor of the building, who did not want to be named, said: "I've only spoken to him for 30 minutes, I didn't know the guy but it makes me scared. I have a son. I had no idea he (the suspect) could do something like this."
    A very useful admission by the "scared mother", who knew him for 30min, after living next door to him for xxx years.

    I'm sure "He had no idea she (the neighbour) could do something like this".


    Keep you 90 day reports up to date and talk to your neighbours more often.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    a mentally ill muslim asylum seeker from Libya suffering from paranoid schizophrenia goes berserk with a knife and witters on about Allah does not necessarily mean he was a terrorist.
    None of the above has been confirmed, why post it?

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    "He wasn't resisting or anything, even though there were four, five officers on top of him.
    Have the Reading Police had any training from a ME security force?
    Last edited by OhOh; 22-06-2020 at 12:04 AM.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    o you think a jury are not going to be told that he came from Libya and was 'seeking asylum' in the UK when he decided to turn against his hosts and start murdering them?
    Name and tan could prejudice also

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Do you think a jury are not going to be told that he came from Libya and was 'seeking asylum' in the UK when he decided to turn against his hosts and start murdering them?
    No you fucking moron, they point is if they read lots of article sayings "A Libyan asylum seeker stabbed three people to death" then any Libyan asylum seeker the police want to stick in front of a jury is automatically going to have a black mark against him.

    Don't you understand our legal system or are you another dim tommy "poison dwarf" robinson follower?

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    You're such an ANTIFA left wing Corbyn tard. Tommy Robinson? Who gives a toss about Tommy fucking Robinson. Oh, and god forbid an 'asylum' seeking terrorist from Libya gets a black mark against their name.

    It's the same in the thread about the stupid Australian woman shoplifter, your main concern was for her 'feelings'.

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    Hey Harry. At least the BBC are now referring to him as being a Libyan asylum seeker now too.

    You best get on the blower and advise them how the British legal system works, after all your TEFL certification gives you a good authority on it, i'm sure....

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    Reading stabbing attack suspect Khairi Saadallah known to MI5 - sources

    The man held on suspicion of killing three people at a park in Reading was known to MI5, security sources say.


    Khairi Saadallah, 25, from the town, was arrested on Saturday and police say they are not looking for anyone else over the terror incident.


    Sources told the BBC he is originally from Libya and came to the attention of MI5 in 2019.


    One victim has been named as teacher James Furlong - described by his family as "a wonderful man".


    Paying tribute to Mr Furlong, 36, head of history, government and politics at The Holt School in Wokingham, his parents Gary and Janet said: "He was beautiful, intelligent, honest and fun."


    PM Boris Johnson said he was "appalled and sickened" by the attack in Forbury Gardens on Saturday evening.


    Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTSPE) said a 25-year-old man from Reading, who was arrested initially on suspicion of murder on Saturday, has now been re-arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.


    Security sources said the suspect came to the attention of the security services after they received information he had aspirations to travel abroad - potentially for terrorism, according to the BBC's home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani.


    When the information was further investigated, as the first stage of looking into a potential lead, no genuine threat or immediate risk was identified.
    No case file was opened which would have made him a target for further investigation.


    The Holt School said Mr Furlong was a "kind and gentle man" with a "real sense of duty".
    In a statement, Anne Kennedy and Katie Pearce - co-head teachers of the secondary school for girls - said Mr Furlong "truly inspired everyone he taught through his passion for his subject and his dedication".


    "He was determined that our students would develop a critical awareness of global issues and in doing so, become active citizens and have a voice," they said.
    Mr Johnson has promised action following the incident "if there are lessons that we need to learn".


    Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, head of counter-terrorism policing, described it as an "atrocity" and said his "deepest sympathies go to the families who will be mourning loved ones after this horrific act".


    Mr Basu said investigators are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.


    Saturday's horrifying killings may be another example of what security chiefs call a "lone actor" attack where a single individual turns extremist beliefs into murderous actions.


    In November last year, the UK's official threat level from terrorism was reduced from "severe" to "substantial" - meaning it remained likely - but there was no intelligence of an immediate risk to life.


    Since then, there have already been three major incidents in which two people have died. Two of those attacks were carried out by lone individuals.

    Today, detectives will be interviewing their suspect - and a huge operation will have swung into operation.


    Electronic analysts will delve into any social media accounts linked to the suspect; they'll trawl every call and text message going back years, looking for contacts with extremists.


    Intelligence officers at MI5 will review both their open and closed case files on so-called "subjects of interest".
    A picture will emerge of the suspect's movements. What led to the attack may be very difficult to identify.


    Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes, Head of CTPSE, said the investigation "continues to move at a fast pace".


    The suspect was arrested within five minutes of the first emergency call made to police, and a number of officers were quickly on the scene, she confirmed.
    A witness told the BBC he saw a man moving between groups of people in the park in Reading town centre, trying to stab them.


    Three other people were injured in the attack, which took place at about 19:00 BST on Saturday.

    Two of the injured people have been discharged and one remains in hospital, although the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.


    Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said that "people are united in their grief" following the attack, and that he wants to speak to the prime minister to discuss how to "learn from this."


    "This is not a time for party politics," he said.


    "It's incumbent on all of us to pull together in response to this on a cross party basis."


    Thames Valley Police said on Sunday morning the attack was now being treated as terrorism and that Counter Terrorism Policing South East would be taking over the investigation.


    Speaking to reporters later, the force's chief constable, John Campbell, said lives had been "devastated", but added that there was not believed to be a wider risk to the public and there was nothing to suggest anyone else was involved.


    He added: "I am sure we would all want to recognise the bravery of those police officers responding, but also that a number of members of the public were helping my officers and the victims at what was a very distressing scene."


    The prime minister has held a meeting with security officials, police and senior ministers over the incident.


    Speaking in Downing Street, Mr Johnson said: "If there are lessons that we need to learn about how we handle such cases, how we handle the events leading up to such cases then we will learn those lessons and we will not hesitate to take action when necessary."


    He said that included changes to the law, as they had done over the automatic early release of terrorist offenders.


    Of the three injured people, one was seen at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where they were discharged without being admitted to hospital.


    Two were admitted to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. One has been discharged, while another remains in a stable condition under observation.


    Mr Basu said police were working with the coroner to formally identify those who had died and he praised the actions of Thames Valley Police officers - "unarmed and incredibly brave" - who detained the suspect.


    He also said the public should not be alarmed about visiting busy places as a result of this attack.


    A police cordon remains in place around Forbury Gardens - which is a short walk from the train station - and blue and white tents have been erected next to the walls of the park.


    The UK's terrorism threat level of "substantial" is the third of five ratings at which the threat level can stand.

    Reading stabbing attack suspect Khairi Saadallah known to MI5 - sources - BBC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    You're such an ANTIFA left wing Corbyn tard.
    Huh?
    Left wing?
    Our Harry?


    Nooo.....not even close.
    He's way over there in that other spectrum.

    As in: Traditional Establishment and all the frills that associate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Electronic analysts will delve into any social media accounts linked to the suspect; they'll trawl every call and text message going back years, looking for contacts with extremists.
    Been at it for years it seems. It appears the ban on foreign supplied comms equipment will not stop 5 eyes, MI5, MI6, local police .... analysing your wicked and otherwise deeds.

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