Reading terrorist Khairi Saadallah is using legal aid to fight the police.
Saadallah, 26, who killed three men in a city centre park last year, has received over £2,250 of taxpayers’ money to help him in an ongoing complaint against the police.
An incident is believed to have taken place in 2018, while the triple killer was detained under the Mental Health Act.
While in custody, he also defaced the police code of practice “with his own excrement”.
Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act also show that nine different legal firms have received a total of almost £40,000 in legal aid payments to cover a catalogue of crimes Saadallah has committed since 2015.
That figure does not include defence work in relation to the Reading attack, which is likely to run into six figures.
The Legal Aid Agency also shelled out more than £8,500 in civil court costs for the killer, who claimed asylum in the UK and dodged several attempts to deport him.
The court costs helped fund housing and immigration cases – and the complaint against police in 2019, which is ongoing.
Saadallah came to the UK from Libya in 2012, where he was pictured holding a rifle while fighting for an Islamic militia. While living in the UK, he racked up seven convictions after being accused of 19 offences and was jailed on four occasions.
He was released just weeks before he stabbed James Furlong, David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett to death last June.Prior to the attack, Saadallah had been referred to the Government’s Prevent de-radicalisation programme but never attended.
Mick Neville, a former Met detective, said: “It is sickening for the British taxpayers to see their money spent on a man who brought such death and misery here.” In November, Saadallah, of Reading, pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and the attempted murder of Stephen Young, Patrick Edwards and Nishit Nisudan.
Deighton Pierce Glynn, the law firm currently acting for Saadallah, declined to comment.Follow the Official Rokna NEWS Telegram Channel For More and fresh NEWS.