The world has been fighting terrorism since long. And even after a decade of struggle, it seems like the battle will go long.
UK is a peaceful country! Unlike other developed countries, one hears less of terrorist attacks in here. But recently, one incident shook the whole of UK.
The Stabbing Incident
On 27th Of June, Saturday evening, a 25 year old male went berserk, killing three in a stabbing rampage.
The guy entered the park in Reading, 65 kilometers west of London, and started stabbing the visitors blindly.
Where a few people were injured in the attacked, three innocent individuals lost their life due to excessive bleeding.
As soon as the police came to know of the incident, the brave from The Thames Valley Force jumped into action and arrested the killer.
As stated by Neil Basu, UK’s senior counter-terrorism police officer, “this was an atrocity”. He also added that no other suspects are involved, thus the investigation will be designed around the attacker.
According to Neil Basu, the motive behind the act of terrorism is still unclear.
He also congratulated the officers of The Thames Valley force who took prompt action and used no force or weapon while taking the attacker into custody.
The Detailed Investigation
On Sunday, PM Boris Johnson held an official meeting with senior ministers and the police to get an insight on the investigation and the progress.
The Pm stated that he was “appalled and sickened” by the incident and do all in his power to avoid such situations/attacks in the future.
According to witnesses, they saw two air ambulances and police officers taking charge of the park to stop the killer and treating the injured.
They also added that they saw an individual enter the park and move towards a huge crowd of people. And then suddenly, he started stabbing them at random.
The names and identities of those injured and died have still not been released.
Lawrence Wort, one of the witnesses saw the attacker jump at a man from behind, stabbing him in the neck.
When the murder saw people looking at him and has no way out, he tried to run but fortunately, was caught by the police officers.
Till now, the statements of all the witnesses present at the park have been recorded.
Was the incident linked to the protests of Black Lives Matter? It is difficult to say!
Most incidents like these in UK are carried out with a knife because of strict gun laws.
In light of the stabbing rampage, PM Boris wishes to impose strict laws so no incidents are reported in the future.