he had actually been stabbed by Hussain
Mohin Hussain, aged 41, of West Kilburn, London, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he stabbed a police officer in the chest in Westminster.
Southwark Crown Court heard that on July 28, 2020, at 11:49 pm, officers were conducting mobile patrols in Shirland Road, Maida Vale, when Hussain was spotted with his hand in a satchel that he was wearing across his body.
Officers then engaged in conversation with Hussain, who was inside his vehicle.
Throughout the conversation, Hussain continued to have his hand inside the satchel.
As a result of the answers being provided, as well as Hussain’s strange behaviour, one of the officers opened the door in order to initiate a search.
However, as he did so, Hussain pushed the car door against him.
At this point, removed his hand from the bag and punched the officers in the upper right side of his chest before fleeing the scene.
Following a short foot chase, Hussain was detained when officers red-dotted him with a taser. The taser was not fired.
At that point, the wounded police officer, aged in his 30s, realised that he had actually been stabbed by Hussain with a Stanley knife.
The officer was taken to hospital for treatment to a stab wound that was deemed to be non-life-threatening.
Hussain was arrested at the scene and taken to a west London police station.
During the interview, he answered “no comment” to all questions put to him.
Detective Constable Nigel Pacquette said: “Officers often deal with incidents that most people would run from, and even though they wear protective equipment, they still risk serious injury.
“They place their own safety behind that of the communities they protect, but when their duty is over, they must be able to return home, to their own families, without having suffered injury.”
Hussain was found guilty of section 20 wounding.
On Friday, January 29, 2021, Hussain was sentenced to two years in prison. He received six months in prison for being in possession of a bladed article.
Both sentences are to be served consecutively.
Anyone with information about crime or which could help keep the community safe, but who does not want to speak to the police, should contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime can visit Fearless where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.