Afghan asylum seeker guilty of trying to murder stranger

Croydon

An Afghan asylum seeker who tried to murder a stranger while ‘fuelled’ by a desire to kill English people is facing years behind bars. Samiulahaq Akbari, 32, could be seen on CCTV footage walking into the Tesco Extra in Thornton Heath, south London, behind complete stranger Nicholas Speight on January 8. After tapping him on the shoulder, Akbari asked for Mr Speight’s nationality before taking a powerful swing at him with a 10-inch kitchen knife when he said he was…

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