Ali Harbi Ali biography: 13 things about Harbi Ali Kullane’s son


Ali Harbi Ali is a Somali-British man. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. He was born in Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom. (a)(b)
  2. He lived in Lady Somerset Road, Kentish Town, London. (b)
  3. Aside from Lady Somerset Road, Kentish Town, he previously lived in two other addresses in London. (b)
  4. His is the son of Harbi Ali Kullane, a former media adviser to Hassan Ali Khaire, a former prime minister of Somalia, and Jamila Abdulle. (a) (c)(d)
  5. He was a self-radicalized lone operative known to counterterrorist police. (e)
  6. After concerns were raised about his behavior, he was at one point referred to government scheme Prevent, which attempts to divert people away from extremism. (b)
  7. In 1999, his parents got married in Southwark. (a)
  8. He has two sisters. Their youngest brother was born in 2005. (a)
  9. He grew up at a house in Croydon, London. He moved out in 2012. (b)
  10. On October 15, 2021, he made an appointment to see Sir David Amess at Amess’s constituency surgery in Belfairs Methodist Church in Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England. Later that day, he allegedly fatally stabbed Amess in the church. He was arrested at the scene and held in Essex before he was transferred to a police station in London. (a)(b)(c)(e)(f)
  11. He was 25 years old when he was arrested on October 15, 2021. (c)
  12. On October 16, 2021, detectives were granted a warrant of further detention at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, allowing them to keep him in custody until the warrant expires on October 22, 2021. While he was not named the suspect in the fatal stabbing of Amess, British police used additional powers under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to detain him until the warrant expires. (c)(f)
  13. On October 17, 2021, British police searched an address in Lady Somerset Road, Kentish Town, which was linked to him. (a)(c)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


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