2020 Reading stabbings
|2020 Reading stabbings|
Forbury Gardens in 2008
|Location||Forbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire, UK|
|Date||20 June 2020 |
~19:00 BST (UTC+1)
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. Thames Valley Police said a number of people had to go to hospital and that a man had been arrested. The next morning, it was called a terrorist attack.
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. 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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- 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.
- "*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.
- "Reading attack: Stabbings declared 'terrorist incident'". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
- 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."
- "Khairi Saadallah: Terrorist who murdered three in 'brutal' Reading attack gets whole life sentence". Sky News. 11 January 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2021.