Knifeman who targeted English people claims he was mentally ill

An Afghan asylum seeker who attacked strangers with a knife while ‘fuelled’ by a desire to kill English people told a court : ‘My mind was not working properly.’ Samiulahaq Akbari, 32, was caught on CCTV 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 wing at him with a 10-inch kitchen knife. Giving evidence Akbari…

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