A REFUGEE who killed three friends in a terrorist attack in a park has escaped deportation – facing trial for eating a police station mattress.
Libyan Khairi Saadallah was first arrested in July 2019 for allegedly being drunk, messy, spitting on an officer and damaging the mattress.
But the case was delayed by the pandemic.
In May 2020, Home Office officials said they could not deport him until the charges were settled.
Yesterday at a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London it was announced that the case was closed on June 1st.
Nineteen days later, Saadallah James Furlong (36), stabbed Dr. David Wails (49) and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett (39) in Reading, Berks.
Three other men were injured.
In 2021, Saadallah was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Old Bailey.
The investigation continues.