Police intercepted the Reading terror suspect on the street just hours before he allegedly went on the rampage, the Daily Mail can reveal.
A specialist mental health team was asked to search for Khairi Saadallah after officials failed to find him during a routine check at his home last Friday.
Later that evening, just before midnight, he was found on a street in Reading, sources disclosed.
Saadallah is believed to have then been taken home to his council flat in the south of the town – and just hours later is alleged to have stabbed three men to death as they sat in a local park, Forbury Gardens.One of no doubt hundreds of such interactions every week since the police now have to expend resourcing on the mentally ill that our 'wonderful' NHS and justice system leaves free to roam at will.
But an establishment desperate to avoid questions like 'why was he given refugee status?' and 'why wasn't he deported when he broke the law?' and 'how did he get given a council flat?' will throw them to the wolves...