Friend reveals Glasgow attacker ‘lived in hostel room with no daylight for three months’

Glasgow stabber named
Friends have reportedly named the attacker as a Sudanese asylum seeker called Badradeen

 

The knifeman shot dead after stabbing six people including a police officer at a Glasgow hotel was an asylum seeker who spent three months cooped up in a room with no daylight, according to reports.

Friends said he was a Sudanese national and named him only as Badradeen, describing how he was ‘fed up’ with his living conditions at the Park Inn Hotel.

Speaking to MailOnline, Abdal Nasser, 22, said he was shocked to learn the ‘loner’ had carried out the attack.

Another, named only as Siraj, said he spoke with Badradeen the night before the incident and recalled how ‘he had been angry’ because he had spent months at the hotel and ‘there was no daylight in his room’.

Police attend the scene of a fatal stabbing incident at the Park Inn Hotel in central Glasgow on June 26, 2020. - Scottish police on Friday said armed officers shot dead a man after a suspected stabbing in Glasgow left six others injured, including one of their colleagues. The incident happened in and around a Park Inn hotel on West George Street, in the heart of the city. Several roads were closed and the surrounding area was cordoned off. (Photo by Robert Perry / AFP) (Photo by ROBERT PERRY/AFP via Getty Images)
Police attend the scene of a fatal stabbing incident at the Park Inn Hotel in central Glasgow (Picture: AFP via Getty)

 

The attacker was shot following the rampage, while six people including 42-year-old constable David Whyte remain in hospital. The officer’s condition is critical but stable.

Police Scotland have not released any names officially, but did say that the injured included people of the ages of 17, 18, 30, 38 and 53.

The Park Inn Hotel is cordoned off in West George Street, Glasgow, where a man was shot by an armed officers after another police officer was injured during an attack on Friday. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 27, 2020. See PA story POLICE WestGeorgeSt. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
The Park Inn Hotel is cordoned off in West George Street (Picture: PA)

 

Resident Beatrice Onwuka, 37, from Nigeria, told the Mail Badradeen had recently rowed back on plans to seek asylum and wanted to return home.

She said: ‘He was fed up. He didn’t speak much English and he had only a few friends. He was nearly always on his own.

‘He told me he wanted to go home. He didn’t want to stay here anymore. He had had enough.’

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