2020 Reading stabbings

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2020 Reading stabbings
Forbury Gardens, Reading.jpg
Forbury Gardens in 2008
LocationForbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire, UK
Date20 June 2020
~19:00 BST (UTC+1)
Attack type
Mass stabbing
Deaths3
Non-fatal injuries
3
ConvictedKhairi Saadallah

Shortly after 19:00 BST on the 20 June 2020, a mass stabbing happened in Forbury Gardens, a park in Reading, Berkshire, England. Three people were killed.[1] Thames Valley Police said a number of people had to go to hospital and that a man had been arrested.[1][2] The next morning, it was called a terrorist attack.[3][4]

A 25-year-old Libyan male refugee named Khairi Saadallah was arrested nearby shortly afterwards. Saadallah was a former member of the Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia.[5] He was charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder; he pled guilty. In January 2021, Saadallah was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Connett, David; Otte, Jedidajah (2020-06-20). "Reading stabbing: three dead as UK police investigate possible terrorism link". The Guardian. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  2. "*UPDATED* Man arrested following incident of stabbing – Reading | Thames Valley Police". www.thamesvalley.police.uk. Thames Valley Police. Archived from the original on 20 June 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  3. "Reading attack: Stabbings declared 'terrorist incident'". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  4. Thames Valley Police (21 June 2020). "Murder Investigation - Reading". Press release. Archived from the original on 21 June 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20200621104802/https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/news/thames-valley/news/2020/june/15-06-2020/update-murder-investigation---reading/. Retrieved 21 June 2020. "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." 
  5. "Khairi Saadallah: Terrorist who murdered three in 'brutal' Reading attack gets whole life sentence". Sky News. 11 January 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2021.