Counter-terrorism police are investigating an attack on a prison warden by alleged fanatical Islamic inmates believed to have been inspired by the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.
Three prisoners were reported to have held the warden, who suffered a fractured cheekbone, hostage before stabbing him during a four-hour stand-off with guards on Sunday afternoon.
The attack at Full Sutton prison in East Yorkshire was said to have left the officer “badly shaken”, while a female prison guard was also understood to have been injured as she tried to intervene.
Police in Paris have obtained video footage of a bearded man “praying” shortly before he stabbed a French soldier in the neck, fueling suspicions it was an Islamist terror attack.
The video appears to suggest that the Paris attack could be inspired by the Islamist murder of a British serviceman in London.
Anti-terrorism investigators now say they have “high quality images” of a “tall, athletic bearded man” aged about 30, possibly of North African origin, praying near the spot where he attacked the 23-year-old soldier from behind with a knife or a box-cutter on Saturday. He then fled into a crowded train station and is still at large.
“He was filmed praying near where the attack took place. After the attack he can be seen leaving the shopping centre of La Défense (business district),” a source close the investigation told Le Parisien.
The soldier, Cédric Cordiez, survived the midafternoon attack and was discharged from hospital this morning but is said to be “traumatised” by the stabbing.
……Manuel Valls, the French interior minister, said there are “elements that lead us to believe it (the French attack) could be an act of terrorism” and that police are now pursuing “serious leads”.
Could be, considering the attacker bears all the traits of a muzzie extremist.
Expect more random attacks in the name of allah.