British Taliban bombmaker shouted ‘I will kill you’ during ‘savage’ attack on Wakefield prison guard

A terrorist shouted ‘I’ll kill you’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’ throughout a ‘cowardly and savage’ assault on a guard at Wakefield jail.

Khalid Ali was captured on CCTV footage attacking the person from behind with a frying pan in a single hand a pen within the different at within the Class A jail.

Ali, from Edmonton in north London, was serving a 40-year minimal time period within the jail for making bombs in Afghanistan for the Taliban and planning a “murderous assault” on politicians and police. He was initially arrested carrying three knives close to Downing Road in April 2017, the BBC reported.

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The next 12 months, he was jailed for all times with a minimal time period of 40 years after being convicted of two counts of possessing an explosive substance with intent and one depend of getting ready an act of terrorism within the UK.

At the moment (Wednesday), the 31-year-old was ordered to serve an additional 4 years after pleading responsible on the earliest alternative to tried wounding with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt.

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Prosecutor James Gelsthorpe mentioned the assault occurred on a touchdown of a wing of the high-security jail on March 7, 2020.

He mentioned the defendant attacked the jail officer from behind, including: “The defendant waits for him to move earlier than placing him in a cowardly and savage assault.”

Ali, armed with a frying pan in a single hand and a pen within the different, was caught on digicam utilizing the pan to ship round 10 blows to the sufferer, a number of of which hit his head.

The sufferer tried to cowl his head and face and withdrew his baton earlier than making an attempt to make use of it.

Ali shouted ‘I’ll kill you’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’ as different officers ran to help.

He then raised the pan above his head and ran at one of many sufferer’s colleagues earlier than different jail officers restrained him and took him to the bottom.

Ali resisted them so he was warned he could be taken to the segregation unit in handcuffs.

He was requested if he was prepared to conform and he replied:” No. That is going to occur on daily basis for the subsequent 40 years.”

He continued to shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he was dragged to his cell.

He additionally mentioned: “On daily basis that is going to occur. You needed it. You have been asking for it. You needed the terrorist.”

After the assault, the sufferer, who has little recollection of the incident, realised blood was coming via his shirt and he had been stabbed within the left aspect of the chest with the pen.

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The ballpoint pen was recovered from the scene and had not been modified.

The sufferer spent every week off work after the incident and continues to undergo from complications.

The court docket was instructed plenty of jail employees mentioned it was the worst assault they’d seen of their prolonged time within the jail.

Mr Gelsthorpe mentioned there was not sufficient proof to conclude that the assault was racially or religiously motivated.

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The assault was positioned in class two within the sentencing tips.

Noel Casey, mitigating, mentioned the assault was not savage and different prisoners had merely walked previous it.

Sentencing, Choose Man Kearl QC, the Recorder of Leeds, mentioned: “I don’t discover it to be a religiously or racially motivated assault. It was merely a response to these in authority.”

Ali appeared in Leeds Crown Court docket through a video hyperlink from a Class A jail close to Cambridgeshire for the listening to.

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