"This was a vicious and prolonged attack"
Two gang members have been sentenced to a combined total of 18 years in prison after they attacked a man, resulting in a stabbing.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard it was a “vicious and prolonged” attack on the 27-year-old victim.
On November 26, 2018, Adnan Choudhury and Tanbir Hussain were loitering outside a shop in the Mile End Road, which is in the East End of London.
At that point, they got into a fight with the victim.
Choudhury kicked and punched the man. Hussain joined in after the man fell down.
As he lay on the ground, Hussain pulled a knife out from his waistband and stabbed him once in the stomach before running off.
However, Choudhury continued to attack the victim, kicking and punching him. He then grabbed a glass bottle and struck him over the head with it twice before fleeing the scene.
The victim was taken to an east London hospital where he received treatment for a stab wound to the stomach and trauma to his head.
Police said that he has since made a full recovery.
Officers reviewed CCTV footage of the attack and were able to recognise both gang members.
An investigation was launched and Choudhury was arrested on January 1, 2019, while Hussain was arrested six days later.
Detective Constable Andrew Bray, of the Met’s central east CID team, said:
“This was a vicious and prolonged attack which left the victim with significant injuries – he is lucky to still be alive.
“The conviction and sentencing of Hussain and Choudhury means two dangerous individuals have been removed from our streets.
“I hope the victim feels some justice has been done knowing these two men are behind bars.”
Choudhury, aged 23, of Raine Street, Wapping, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent on June 6, 2019.
Hussain, aged 22, of Smithy Street, Stepney Green, pleaded guilty to causing GBH with intent. He also admitted being in possession of a knife.
On February 25, 2020, both men appeared in court for sentencing.
East London Advertiser reported that Choudhury was jailed for 10 years and six months.
Hussain was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison. He also received an additional 16 months for the knife offence, which will run concurrently.
If you have information about someone you suspect of being in possession of a weapon or involved in criminal activity and do not want to speak to police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.