PICTURES reported to show Berlin terror trucker Anis Amri as he arrived in Europe have emerged in the Italian media.
A man identified by Corriere della Sera and other news outlets as Amri, then aged 18, sits with his hood up as he watches police on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Taken on 3 April 2011, he would have just made the treacherous sea crossing from his native Tunisia in a bid to escape the Arab Spring revolutions sweeping the Middle East.
Five years later, Amri brought death to the streets of Germany after he was radicalised in an Italian prison.
This picture, taken in April 2011 is said to show the first days of Anis Amri’s five years in Europe after he made the crossing from Tunisia to Lampedusa. It first appeared in Italian media
The ISIS extremist ploughed a lorry into festive shoppers at a Berlin Christmas market on Monday night. After fleeing the scene, he was finally shot dead by quick-thinking coppers in the Italian city of Milan after a brazen four-day jaunt through Europe via France.
A video of Amri pledging allegiance to ISIS in the days before the attack was released by the terror group this afternoon. Rewind five years, and just days after arriving from the Tunisian post of Sfax trouble-maker Amri was involved in burning down a migrant shelter.
His four-year spell in an Italian jail saw him radicalised by extremists who admired ISIS. Speaking to The Times Amri's father Mustapha Amri said: “He left Tunisia March 2011 in what is called ‘al-Horqa’, a wave of illegal immigration shortly after the uprising.
“He dropped out of school and travelled to Italy, he was involved in a robbery and a case of burning down a school and camp. “He spent four years in jail in Italy where he met extremist groups which attracted him.
"He called his siblings but never spoke to me, he never sent money, but he once sent a mobile phone and a box of chocolates with a Tunisian friend of his who lived in Italy."
The extent of Amri's radicalisation was revealed with his callous killing of 12 innocent people at the German Christmas market on Monday.
In a pledge of allegiance to terror group ISIS, he said: "My message to crusaders bombing Muslims everyday… Their blood will not go in vain. “We are a nation behind them and will take revenge for them."AND THEN THERE'S THIS: