Fanatic who threatened to behead Christians can STAY in UK after deportation blunder
A RELIGIOUS fanatic who ran amok with a knife threatening to behead Christians had been allowed to stay in the UK after a deportation blunder meant officials could not get him a passport.
Noureden Mallaky-Soodmand was caught after a terrifying knife rampage on the streets of London
Iranian Noureden Mallaky-Soodmand, 41, should have been sent back to Iran after he was arrested with knives on the streets of London.
But because the Iranian Embassy was closed he was not deported and re-housed 250 miles away in Stockton-on-Tees.
On April 2 he ran amok with a curved knife screaming: "I'm a Muslim and I'll chop your f***ing head, mother f***ers.
"I'm Isis and my people will cut off your balls, Christians.
"I'll kill you, I'll kill you all. I'm going to chop your head off and f*** you up."
The knifeman – who has previous convictions for carrying blades and 27 aliases – was jailed for four years at Teesside Crown Court after admitting making threats to kill and two charges of possessing offensive weapons.
Stephen Daumler, 22, and his girlfriend's 15-year-old brother ran from Soodmand before he was captured by armed police.
He has been suffering flashbacks and panic attacks ever since the incident.
Stephen, who works for his family's salvage business in Stockton, said: "There needs to be a proper enquiry into how this man was allowed to stay in the country.
"He was clearly dangerous and he looked that night as though he was out to kill someone.
"When he came up to me and raised that knife I thought: `I'm going to die’.
"To discover that he should have been deported long before he even arrived in Stockton is a shock. I don't know how a thing like that could have happened.
"He shouldn't have been allowed to walk the streets. He should have been back in his own country where he wasn't a threat to any British citizens."
Soodmand could not be deported because the Iranian embassy was closed at the time due to a breakdown in diplomatic relations with the UK.
Julian Gaskin, defending, said before his rampage he had downed one-and-a-half litres of vodka.
Stockton Labour MP Alex Cunningham said he was "astounded" at the Home Office's "failure to deal with a man who was clearly dangerous to the public and ended up dumping him in our community for him to attack a local person".
A Home Office spokesman said: "People who have had their claim for asylum rejected have no right to be in our country. If they do not leave voluntarily, we will seek to remove them.
"Removal can be delayed for a number of reasons including issues in securing travel documentation, whether a passport or emergency travel document."