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Man who sought Muslims to stab jailed

28th Dec 2017
Man who sought Muslims to stab jailed

Mickey Sage (Photo: Met Police)

Elham Asaad Buaras

A man who sought Muslims to stab in South London has been jailed for over two years on November 22.

On June 7, Mickey Sage armed himself with a 10-inch knife and roamed Camberwell Green where he threatened people. 24-year-old Sage was jailed for two years and three months at Inner London Crown Court.

Police was called to Camberwell Green Court after a man threatened people at 1.43am. Less than 10 minutes later they were called again to Camberwell Green junction with Camberwell Church Street. Witnesses reported a man pulling a knife and asking pedestrians if they were Muslim.

The Metropolitan Police said several “alarmed and distressed members of the public” were at the scene and directed them to Sage, telling them where he had hidden the knife nearby.

While in custody Sage told an officer “it was my knife and I was out to kill a Muslim.”

He then made a number of anti-Muslim comments and once at the police station, he admitted that he was out to find a Muslim to stab them. He said that he “would be a martyr for England and stab an imam in the neck.”

Sage pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening a person with a knife in a public place, accepting the incident was religiously aggravated.

DC Samuel Cafferty from Southwark CID said: “Sage set out with a large knife with the clear intention to find Muslims to stab. Hate crime like this has no place in any society. Sage poses a very clear and present danger to members of the public, particularly the Muslim community.”

He added, had members of the public not escaped Sage it “could have been a very different ending.”

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