Libyan refugee pleads guilty to murdering three and trying to kill three others while shouting 'Allahu Akhbar' in Reading park
A Libyan refugee has pleaded guilty to murdering three friends and trying to kill three others while shouting 'Allahu Akhbar' in a 'terror attack' in Reading.
Khairi Saadallah, 26, had been due to go on trial at the Old Bailey in central London on November 30.
But at a hearing on Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to three murders and three attempted murders.
The judge told the court the defendant had submitted a basis of plea, denying substantial preparation or planning.
The killer launched a two-minute stabbing spree in Forbury Gardens, Reading, shortly before 7pm on Saturday June 20.
History teacher Mr Furlong and Mr Ritchie-Bennett, a US citizen, were each stabbed once in the neck.
Scientist Mr Wails was stabbed once in the back and all three were declared dead at the scene.
One of the survivors, Stephen Young, needed 28 stitches to his forehead after suffering a ‘serious and deep’ cut to his face.
Saadallah also attacked Patrick Edwards and Nishit Nisudan in the bloodbath.
Mr Edwards was stabbed once in his back while Mr Nisudan was stabbed to his head and right cheek, prosecutors claim.