A recent image of Khairi Saadallah
Investigators, at the moment, believe that Saadallah has acted alone, and also for this reason they have not issued a specific alert for other public or outdoor spaces. The suspect also appears to suffer from mental problems. But of course, nothing is excluded, and for this reason there are now his phones and other devices. It is not clear why he attacked that group of people on Saturday afternoon, attacking them directly in the neck, to cause the worst – and fatal – injuries to his victims. However, it appears that Saadallah ended up on the British intelligence and counter-terrorism radar at some point in 2019. But at the time, as already seen in other circumstances, he was considered a non-dangerous subject. It appears that he had converted to Christianity three years ago.
Certainly, Saadallah had distinguished himself in Reading for other relatively minor crimes, especially assault, and for this he had spent several months in prison, something quite common in terrorists. A problematic boy, reckless, always in trouble. But nobody expected Khairi to stab madly and randomly in a Reading park on a calm Saturday afternoon, while England slowly returned to normal after the “lockdown”.