Afghan Asylum Seeker – Random KNIFE ATTACK

by TR News
Sadiq Khan Cant Deal With Knife Crime

An asylum seeker from Afghanistan is currently on trial at the Old Bailey, accused of a racially motivated knife attack.

Samiulahaq Akbari a 32-year-old Afghan allegedly attacked random members of the public, as long as they were ENGLISH. He is accused of having a 10-inch kitchen knife while threatening passers-by demanding to know their nationality.

The incident happened in Croyden and Thornton Heath and lasted around 10 minutes.

Afghan Asylum Seeker – Random KNIFE ATTACK

Nicholas Speight, the first alleged victim, was at Tesco Extra in Thornton Heath at the time. Nicholas confirmed he was ENGLISH then Samiulahaq Akbari allegedly “took a powerful swing at him” with the knife in hand.

Heidi Stonecliffe (prosecuting the case) said:

Akbari ‘settled on him because Mr Speight was English’.

Luckily Nicholas managed to kick his assailant off and escape without harm.

Within 10 minutes or so Akbari confronted two other men with the same intention in Croyden, first at the Kebabish restaurant and then the Plough On The Pond Pub.

Akbari allegedly confronted John Hoy who was sitting at a table with three friends after finishing a pool tournament.

Again it is alleged that Akbari aggressively asked Mr Hoy “where he was from” before lunging at him with a large red handled knife. The three friends fought back and again, Akbari fled from the scene.

A 10 Inch Kitchen Knife

A 10 Inch Kitchen Knife

Akbari then moved on to the pub where he allegedly confronted Barry Watkins again asking him about his nationality. Mr Watkins, forced back into the pub by Akbari, confirmed he was ENGLISH, as did his friends who witnessed the event. Akbari then allegedly started lunging at Mr Watkins and his friends with a knife.

Heidi Stonecliffe (prosecuting the case) said:

Akbari is expected to say he was too drunk to form any intention to kill, but his actions were deliberate and considered.

She added:

He knew exactly what he was doing, and he took care not to be caught.

Jurors at the Old Bailey were shown CCTV footage of the alleged confrontation.

Heidi Stonecliffe read out extracts from the 999 calls made by Akbari’s cousin who told the operator:

He said he wants to kill the English people. I can see his eyes; he’s serious. He will do it. He’s trying to run, and he will kill someone. Please come quickly.

Akbari, of Thornton Heath, South London, denies attempted murder and wounding with intent against Mr Speight and threatening Mr Hoy with an offensive weapon.

The trial continues.

Full story HERE.

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