Fanatic who threatened to behead Christians can Stay in UK after deportation blunder

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.

Soodmand could not be deported because the Iranian embassy was closed at the time due to a breakdown in diplomatic relations with the UK.

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”.