Sunday, 30 April 2017

Whitehall terror suspect Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali 'a model pupil'



A former teacher and a friend of terror suspect Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali have told Sky News he was a sweet, kind and popular boy who was never in trouble at school. 
 
Ali was arrested by specialist armed police officers in Whitehall last Thursday.


The 27-year-old was allegedly carrying a number of knives in his rucksack when he was stopped just metres from Downing Street.


Ali from Tottenham, North London attended the Northumberland Park Community School.


A former teacher, David Mishra, described him as a "model pupil".


He said: "I remember him as the sweetest boy that used to love spending time in the music department.


"He used to play with us, he used to play with my children, he used to sit and have pizza with us.


"He used to join in sometimes with the drumming session that we used to have.


"He was well natured, polite and never gave me a moment's trouble. He was actually a very kind boy."


Mr Mishra said Ali stood out in his memory because he was always well mannered and smiling.


He said the school had trouble with some disruptive pupils but that Ali was never one of them.


"In those days there were ups and downs and there were some very challenging students and he wasn't one of them," said Mr Mishra.


"There was no incident where I can recall where he had to be suspended, excluded or anything like that.


"He was in school nearly all the time, he was getting on with his work and he loved his sports.


"He was almost a model pupil, in fact he was a model pupil."




SKY      News.