The funeral of the 28-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker, shot and killed by Glasgow police, is delayed by an hour
A Sudanese asylum seeker who was shot dead after stabbing six people in Glasgow was buried an hour late after more than a hundred mourners arrived at his funeral.
28-year-old Badreddin Abadlla Adam would be buried at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Linn Cemetery in Glasgow.
He was shot by armed officers last month after injuring six people, including police officer David Whyte, 42, during an attack at the city’s Park Inn Hotel.
Today at 3:00 pm, an hour after the ceremony was due to begin, three police vans had been called to the cemetery to try to drive out the crowd of mourners.
Current Scottish government rules allow a maximum of 20 guests to attend funeral services during the final phase of restrictions easing.
More than 100 mourners arrived at Linn’s cemetery in Glasgow for the funeral of Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, today at 2pm
A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed that police officers were present to “assist personnel with social distance rules”.
At the time of his knife attack, Adam was temporarily housed in the hotel used as accommodation for asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Badreddin Abadlla Adam (pictured) died after being shot by the police
He was described by asylum seekers who also lived in the city center hotel as a ‘quiet and polite and neat boy’.
The number of mourners far exceeded the maximum limit set by the Scottish government, meaning most of them had to gather in a nearby car park while the service was taking place.
On a Monday following the “traumatic” attack, an inmate named Andrew said the residents of the Park Inn Hotel had been moved.
He said: “We recently moved from the Park Inn Hotel to the Hallmark Hotel because of the incident that happened on Friday that has been traumatic for every asylum seeker.
Somehow we are mentally, physically and otherwise affected.
‘I (was) not around when it happened, but I happened to collect some information from my other asylum seekers.
“They described him as a calm, polite and neat boy – they were surprised that he did the way he did.
Today at 3:00 pm, an hour after the ceremony was due to begin, three police vans had been called to the cemetery to try to drive out the crowd of mourners. Pictured, the chest
Mourners lined up to pay their respects to the coffin prior to the funeral. The number of mourners far exceeded the maximum limit set by the Scottish government
Most mourners had to gather at a nearby parking lot during the service
“There must have been something that prompted him to behave so ugly that I frankly condemned it for being abnormal, but there must have been something that drove that guy to that level of catastrophic act.”
Pc Whyte, one of the six injured victims of the attacker, paid tribute to police and medical staff after they were released from hospital a week after the attack.
“There is no doubt that I am heading a long way to recovery, but I am absolutely determined to get back on duty as soon as possible,” he said.
“I want to thank the medical staff at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for saving my life and returning me to where I am now.”
At the time of his discharge on July 2, four other men remained in the hospital, three in a stable condition while one was still critical.
The chest is removed from the hearse by six men wearing masks and hi-vis jackets
Pictured: On Saturday, June 27, officers watch over a bouquet of flowers outside the Park Inn Hotel
Adam had previously spoken to his immigration attorney minutes before the attack.
Hotel staff were also warned of the man’s mental condition the night before, when a liaison officer spoke to hotel staff around 11pm on Thursday.
Campaigners warned that blocking the coronavirus weeks before the catastrophe would cause a “psychiatric crisis” among “traumatized” asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Hero police officer David Whyte was seriously injured in response to the attack
Minutes before the stitching started at 12.50 on Friday, Sky News reports that the suspect had spoken to an immigration attorney by phone, who said he would raise concerns with a “security team” at the home office.
Armed officers were smuggled to West George Street at lunchtime on June 26, where immigrants were housed during the pandemic, after the knife man launched his stabbing.
But the March coronavirus lock imposed would reportedly have previously caused trauma to the “vulnerable” group of migrants, some of whom reportedly experienced war and sexual assault.
Campaigners have reported their concerns to the Scottish newspaper The Herald for Friday’s attack and called on the government to support more mental health care.
Ronier Deumeni, of African Challenge Scotland charity, which provides weekly food parcels to black and ethnic minority (BAME) families during the shutdown, said measures to combat the corona virus have caused “post-traumatic stress.”
Police officers attend the scene after the stabbing rampage at a central Glasgow hotel on June 26 at around 1pm
Another activist said campaigners had been saying for months that asylum seekers were “no good” and that the attack was more of a “depression” and “mental illness” than terrorism.
The injured in the rampage included a 17-year-old boy, hotel staff and hero police officer Mr Whyte, who raced to the stab site at around 1:00 PM.
He was seriously injured after stabbing the eye while attempting to overpower the attacker.
Firearms officers arrived within minutes and the knife guard was shot. Dramatic photos showed hordes of emergency services outside the hotel, including armed officers running down the street.