Triple murder terror suspect appears at the the Old Bailey

Khairi Saadallah

A man accused of an alleged terror attack in Reading that left three friends dead has appeared at the Old Bailey.

Khairi Saadallah, 25, appeared through a video link from Belmarsh Prison to the London court.

Saadallah is alleged to have killed the men in a stabbing spree in Forbury Gardens, Reading.

The victims were James Furlong, 36, David Wails, 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, 39.

Three other men sitting nearby – Stephen Young, and Patrick Edwards and Nishit Nisudan – were injured.

History teacher Mr Furlong and Mr Ritchie-Bennett, a US citizen, were stabbed once in the neck.

Mr Wails was stabbed once in the back.

They were all declared dead at the scene.

Saadallah confirmed his name, date of birth and his nationality as Libyan.

He was further remanded in custody during the 10-minute hearing.

There will be a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey on the court’s terror list on July 10th.


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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