The Libyan man accused of launching a terror attack that left three victims dead in Reading may have considered travelling abroad to wage jihad, according to security sources.
Khairi Saadallah, a 25-year-old asylum seeker, came to the attention of the security and intelligence agencies in 2019 when they received information he was seeking to join an Islamist group in the Middle East.
Mr Saadallah was put under surveillance, but the investigation was closed when the journey did not take place.
He was subsequently jailed after being convicted of a minor crime, and authorities would not confirm whether he was still under probation supervision at the time of the attack.
Security agencies are investigating whether Mr Saadallah had been indoctrinated by Islamist extremism, and the fellow inmates he met while