Man arrested after Brit backpacker stabbed by knifeman ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’

Collect taken from Facebook without permission of Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, of Derbyshire.. British backpacker Mia has been killed in a bloody knife rampage in a Queensland hostel, Australia. Her killer is reported to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar!' It is understood she had gone to do farming work so she could extend her working holiday visa in Australia. She was killed in a frenzied attack late on Tuesday night local time.

The suspect has been named locally as Smail Ayad, a 29-year-old French national.

Ms Ayliffe-Chung, who just days into a three-month trip traveling in Australia, and was described by friends as an ‘infectiously happy young girl’.

She was killed and two men, a Brit and Australian, were injured in a knife attack at a backpackers’ hostel in Queensland, by a suspect who reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’.