Reading knife attacker had ‘fleeting interest’ in extremism, court told

Barrister says Khairi Saadallah, who admits killing three people in park, is not a ‘radical Islamist’

The man who admits murdering three people in a Reading park is not a jihadist but plagued by substance abuse and mental health issues, a court today heard.

The prosecution has asked for Khairi Saadallah, 26, to be given a whole life sentence – meaning he would die in jail – for the attacks last June during which he shouted Allahu Akbar.

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