Man Given Increased Jail Time for Biting Police Officer

Aktar Ullah has been jailed for more than five years for biting and racially abusing a police officer while resisting arrest.

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"You will have those bite marks for life, that what you get."

Aktar Ullah, 43, was jailed for 64 months after biting a police officer’s cheek and shouting racist abuse at them. The incident occurred on 22nd June 2018 in Silvertown, East London.

Ullah left the police officer with three bleeding bite marks after the attack.

The defendant originally received a sentence of 36 months imprisonment. It increased to 48 months because of the racist attack on the officer.

He had another 16 months added for breaching a restraining order at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 2nd August 2018.

He admitted racially abusing the officer and acting in breach of a restraining order.

Ullah was also caught on the police officer’s body camera saying: “You will have those bite marks for life, that what you get.”

The sentencing judge told Ullah that his original sentence is increased to 48 months imprisonment due to the racially aggravated offence.

He was sentenced another 16 months for breaching his restraining order, giving a total of 64 months. Ullah will serve his sentences consecutively.

Senior Crown Prosecutor of CPS London North Elaine Cousins said: “If you commit a crime that is racially aggravated, the CPS will invite the judge to apply the law to give an ‘uplifted’ sentence to properly reflect the full nature of that hate crime.”

“Aktar Ullah was clearly heard using racist slurs against this police officer and is now facing an extra 12 months in prison because of what he said.”

“We hope this prosecution empowers other hate crime victims to come forward and ultimately stop others from also being subjected to vile treatment.”

Crimes motivated wholly or partly by hostility or demonstrate hostility towards the victim based on that person’s presumed race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability are eligible for increased sentences.

What is Hate Crime?

Hate crimes include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and bullying, as well as damage to property.

It’s possible that the perpetrator is a friend, carer or acquaintance who exploits their relationship with the victim for financial gain or other purposes.

The CPS is working hard to punish perpetrators of hate crimes. In 2016/17, 83% of hate crime cases prosecuted by the CPS led to a conviction or guilty plea.

Because of the serious nature of these offences, the CPS can apply for a ‘sentence uplift’ which is an increased punishment for the crime.

Last year, over half of the requests led to offenders having their sentences increased because they were motivated by hate.

Report hate crime by calling 99 if you are in immediate danger.

Call 101 for non-emergency enquires.

In addition, you can report hate crime online

Lead Editor Dhiren is our news and content editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

Image courtesy of Crown Prosecution Service

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