The suspect in the 20 June attack in Reading in the UK has been charged with three counts of murder, the public prosecution service said in a statement.
The Thames police have released the names of the men who were killed in the stabbing incident, saying that "James Furlong, David Wails & Joseph Ritchie-Bennett were tragically killed in a terrorist attack in Reading".
The attacker, Khairi Saadallah, was initially detained on suspicion of murder and later re-arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
**CHARGED**@TerrorismPolice have today charged a 25-year-old man with 3 counts of murder & 3 counts of attempted murder following the #ReadingAttack last week.— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) June 27, 2020
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The statement comes after a deadly stabbing attack that left three people dead. The suspect, who was arrested at the scene, was later named as Khairi Saadallah, a Libyan refugee.
A series of stabbing attacks have recently hit the UK, with the most notable being a rampage on London Bridge in November that left two people dead. The latest incident took place on 26 June, when a man stabbed several people at a hotel in central Glasgow. The attacker was shot by police after he wounded six people and killed three more.
In February, a knife-wielding attacker was shot dead by police in south London during what law enforcement officials described as a terrorism-related incident. Several people were left with injuries after the attack, which took place in Streatham.