An asylum seeker who stabbed six people in a Glasgow hotel had contacted the Home Office and other organisations more than 70 times before the attack.

Badreddin Abadlla Adam stabbed six people in the Park Inn hotel, including three other asylum seekers, a police officer and two members of hotel staff, before being shot dead by police.

In the period leading up to the attack on June 26, 2020, Adam had contacted the Home Office, Mears, and Migrant Help 72 times about his health and accommodation.

BBC News reports that a Home Office evaluation said that this contact "should have acted as a warning".

The Home Office said significant changes had now been made.

In March 2020, Home Office contractor Mears moved hundreds of asylum seekers from apartments into Glasgow hotels, including Adam.

Mears said this move was due to the pandemic causing a shortage of accommodation, but they wanted to minimise travel for staff and ensure asylum seekers could access welfare services.

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The Home Office review, leaked to the BBC, also found Adam had complained to staff in the hotel and was in touch with the Home Office about an assisted voluntary return to his home country of Sudan.

The review said the inquiries individually, and cumulatively, were "not indicative of any elevated risk" - but the number of times he was in contact "should have acted as a warning" and there was "no joined-up view".

The review also recommended developing a system to identify patterns of contact that may cause concern, and ensuring hotel staff are provided with mental health awareness and de-escalation training.

The review said the rationale for moving asylum seekers, who had not been classed as vulnerable, into hotels appeared sound.

But the combined impact of previous trauma, being accommodated long-term in hotels, and pandemic restrictions had "a significant impact" on their mental well-being.

Thousands of asylum seekers are still living in hotels across the UK, including several cities in Scotland.

Dylan Fotoohi of Refugees for Justice described the Home Office review as a "shameful cover-up attempt."

He said: "Lessons have not been learned, there has been no meaningful investigation, the biased evaluation report by the Home Office has been kept hidden, and they have now expanded the exact same practice that led to these tragedies in Glasgow to other cities in Scotland. This is utterly unacceptable."

The organisation has been campaigning for an independent public inquiry into the Park Inn incident since 2020.

A Home Office spokesman said: "Due to the pandemic, the Home Office had to use an unprecedented number of hotels for asylum seekers, including in Glasgow.

"The use of hotels is unacceptable and we are working hard to find appropriate accommodation for asylum seekers, but local authorities must do all they can to help house people permanently.

"Since this horrific incident we have undertaken a number of significant changes to keep asylum seekers safe, including how we, our contractors and charities spot vulnerable individuals and provide them with wraparound support and appropriate accommodation.

"The Home Office has completed the majority of recommendations in the review which found that hotels in Glasgow were of a good standard, clean and well maintained.

"Our new plan for immigration, which is going through Parliament now, will fix the broken asylum system, enabling us to grant protection to those entitled to it and to remove those with no right to be here more quickly."