Australia: brave hero dies, Allahuakbaring killer’s behaviour remains unchanged….

Tom Jackson, hero Brit backpacker who tried to save Mia Ayliffe-Chung, dies in hospital

A HEROIC British backpacker who attempted to save the life of a young woman in a hostel stabbing frenzy last week has died in hospital.

Tom Jackson, 30, suffered more than 20 stab wounds to the face, head and torso as he tried to shield Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, from a vicious attack at Shelley’s Backpackers, in Home Hill, south of Townsville last Tuesday night.

French national Algerian Muslim  Smail Ayad, 29, has been charged with Ms Ayliffe-Chung’s murder, along with the attempted murder of Mr Jackson and another man.

One charge of attempted murder will now be upgraded to murder in the wake of Mr Jackson’s death.

Tom Jackson succumbed to his injuries in Townsville Hospital a week after the hostel attack.

Tom Jackson succumbed to his injuries in Townsville Hospital a week after the hostel attack.Source:AAP

Witnesses said Mr Jackson attempted to shield Ms Ayliffe-Chung from the frenzied attack only to be stabbed himself in the hostel bathroom.

Ms Ayliffe-Chung died at the scene of multiple stab wounds. (Continued below the fold.)

Home Hill hostel owner: Stabbing frenzy ‘lasted hours’

“Mr Norris, who has run the hostel for more than 15 years, told local media the slaughtering went on for hours.
“It started just after 11pm and probably went through until 2am, 2.30am,” he told Nine News.
“They were told to get into the room and lock themselves there.”

3 – 3.5 hours of being a defenseless victim…. (just goes to show how important it is to have access to a firearm.)

Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21
Hostel stabbing frenzy ‘lasted hours’
THE owner of the north Queensland hostel where a woman was murdered in a stabbing frenzy has revealed the excruciating extent of the torturous attack.
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Liz Burkenews.com.au@lizeburke

THE owner of the north Queensland hostel where a woman was murdered in a stabbing frenzy has revealed the excruciating extent of the torturous attack.

A week ago today, British tourist Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, was stabbed to death in the rampage and fellow backpacker Thomas Jackson was left in a critical condition after receiving more than 20 stab wounds in a bid to save her.

Several others, including Shelley’s Backpackers owner John Norris, have been treated for injuries following the attack.

Mr Norris, who has run the hostel for more than 15 years, told local media the slaughtering went on for hours.

“It started just after 11pm and probably went through until 2am, 2.30am,” he told Nine News.

“They were told to get into the room and lock themselves there.”

Hostel owner John Norris at the scene of the brutal murder at the Backpackers Hostel in Home Hill. Picture: Tim Marsden
Picture: Tim MarsdenSource:News Corp Australia

Hostel owner John Norris at the scene of the brutal murder at the Backpackers Hostel in Home Hill. 

Guests barricaded themselves inside rooms for the duration of the prolonged frenzy, with most able to shield themselves from danger.

“Some people were lucky, and some were unlucky, and that was Mia and Tom,” Mr Norris said.

The hostel’s manager, Grant Schultz, 46, also suffered stab wounds while attempting to help Ms Ayliffe-Chung. He reportedly required more than 100 stitches.

Mr Norris said he had experienced a couple of “hairy moments” at the backpackers, “but nothing like this”.

Flowers and memorial at scene of Home Hill Backpackers. Picture: Mark Calleja

Flowers and memorial at scene of Home Hill Backpackers. Picture: Mark CallejaSource:News Corp Australia

Smail Ayad, a guest at the hostel travelling from France, has been hit with a raft of charges, the most serious over Ms Ayliffe-Chung’s murder.

Police allege the 29-year-old had developed a romantic infatuation for Ms Ayliffe-Chung in the short time he had known her but her feelings were not reciprocated.

Witnesses reported he had smoked cannabis on the night of the alleged stabbing frenzy, though drug testing to determine if he had consumed any other illicit drugs was still yet to be concluded.

Witnesses allege he had repeatedly cried “Allahu Akbar” leading to the belief he may have been radicalised, but police have all but ruled out extremism as a motive.

Smail Ayad has been charged over the stabbing murder Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21 at a hostel complex in Home Hill.

Smail Ayad has been charged over the stabbing murder Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21 at a hostel complex in Home Hill.Source:News Corp Australia

Ayad has been charged with the murder of Ms Ayliffe-Chung, the attempted murders of Mr Jackson and Mr Schultz and 12 counts of assault, stemming from attacks on police officers.

He has also been charged with animal cruelty over the fatal attack on the dog, which many backpackers reportedly caught on video.

Police prevented him from appearing in court in Townsville on Friday to face a raft of charges, including Ms Ayliffe-Chung’s murder, due to concerns for public safety.

They claim he has been continually aggressive since he has been in custody, assaulting 12 police officers, and even allegedly biting one of them.

He is due to return to court in October.

Continued from above:

Mr Jackson had been on life support in Townsville Hospital since being rushed there by paramedics in the early hours of Wednesday.

Mia Ayliffe-Chung died at the scene.

Mia Ayliffe-Chung died at the scene.Source:Supplied

His father, Les, who flew out from the UK to hold vigil by his son’s bedside, released a statement at the weekend saying he was “immensely proud” of his “hero” son.

“His actions in response to this horrific attack only add to that sense of pride,” Mr Jackson said.

“As a family we have been comforted by the help and support offered by our friends and family at home and in Australia who have been wonderful.

“As Tom’s dad here in Townsville that comfort and many offers of support and friendship has been given by the Townsville community.

“Please don’t think I am unappreciative of these kind offers if they appear to be silently ignored. They have not been but I think you will understand that our sole focus at the moment is entirely on Tom’s condition.

Tom Jackson's father Les Jackson arrives at Townsville airport last week.

Tom Jackson’s father Les Jackson arrives at Townsville airport last week.Source:News Corp Australia

“We are in awe of the medical and support staff at The Townsville Hospital who are providing the greatest care Tom could hope to receive and keeping me informed of his ongoing treatment every step of the way.

“Finally, and most importantly, our hearts go out to Mia and her family and friends at this dreadful time.”

Smail Ayad is accused of killing Brit Mia Ayliffe-Chung and Tom Jackson.

Smail Ayad is accused of killing Brit Mia Ayliffe-Chung and Tom Jackson.Source:Supplied

Ms Ayliffe-Chung’s mother Rosie Ayliffe said on Tuesday her daughter would be farewelled at a multi-faith ceremony after she was cremated and her ashes spread across different parts of the globe to the young traveller could, “Visit places she never got to visit”.

Queensland Police Service urged members of the media to respect the privacy of Mr Jackson’s family, as they came to terms with the young traveller’s death.

Investigators initially thought the stabbing attack, which hostel owner John Norris said lasted hours, could be motivated by extremism.

Ayad was allegedly heard to repeatedly yell “Allahu Akbar” during the alleged stabbings, and again when police came to arrest him.

However, in the intervening days police all but ruled out the French Muslim had been radicalised.

Police allege the 29-year-old had developed a romantic infatuation with Ms Ayliffe-Chung in the short time he had known her but his feelings were not reciprocated.

A trigger for the vicious attack is still yet to be determined.

Witnesses reported Ayad had smoked cannabis on the night of the alleged stabbing frenzy, but drug testing to determine if he had consumed any other illicit drugs is still yet to be concluded.

In addition to the now two murder charges he faces and the attempted murder charge, Ayad also faces a charge of animal cruelty stemming from allegations he chased down and slaughtered a pet German Shepherd dog that belonged to the hostel owners after attacking Ms Ayliffe-Chung.

He also faces 12 assault charges, all stemming from his time in custody, where he is alleged to have punched, kicked and bitten police officers, who, on one occasion, were forced to try to subdue him with capsicum spray and a taser.

Police deemed him too dangerous to appear in court to face the charges at his first hearing last week, and Channel Nine television crews captured him being transferred from the Townsville watch house wearing a spit hood.

2 thoughts on “Australia: brave hero dies, Allahuakbaring killer’s behaviour remains unchanged….”

  1. prophet mohamud is not a founder of islam!
    Islam is not religion!
    Mohamud is a Prophet of Terrorist!
    Islam is a war& Invading Technic used by Terrorist mohamud to identify the people!
    Koran is not word of god! not written by mohamud but it is prepared by Arabians one of the best litrature scalars in the world after mohamud death in 700AD!
    Arabians are fooling world
    Arabians are selfish people who want to dominate world in the name of religion and violence!

  2. Tom Jackson … bravely RIP !
    Another UNNECESSARY crime the islam appeasing Australian politicians get to share responsibility and accountability for … along with their islam criminal cohorts !!!

    Qur’an 115: 1-3 still applies
    These islam appeasers and their islam masters with their
    • Convert !
    • Enslave !
    • Kill !
    ridiculous tenet for all of civilised non-islam humanity !!!

    ‘Til only islams are left !
    But they have to be “the right type of” islams !!!

    Australian politicians have had MULTIPLE opportunities to get rid of the islams infecting Australia …
    but no …
    they just give the islams more money and more apologies and more appeasement …
    Just Disgusting !!!

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