"This was an extremely aggressive, violent attack"
Teenager Mohammed Amjad Ali, aged 19, of no fixed address was jailed for 15 years on Monday, September 16, 2019, after he stabbed a man seven times.
Southwark Crown Court heard the knife attack was described as “extremely aggressive”.
The incident left the victim with serious injuries, including a punctured lung.
Ali stabbed the 36-year-old man seven times in the chest after he attacked him in Trafalgar Gardens, Tower Hamlets, on August 13, 2018.
The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for life-threatening injuries including a punctured lung.
Shortly after carrying out the stabbing, Ali left the area and was later spotted without a shirt on and discarding the weapon.
The man told the police that he had been involved in a fight earlier in the day with the teenager. Ali later returned with a knife and attacked the man.
On August 29, 2018, Ali was arrested and charged with attempted murder the next day.
At Southwark Crown Court, Ali had pleaded not guilty and insisted that it was the victim who was armed with the knife.
The teenager said that any injuries that were caused must have been from when they were “struggling on the floor”.
However, following the trial in July 2019, Ali was convicted of attempted murder.
Detective Constable Simon Maude, of the Met’s Central East Unit, said:
“This was an extremely aggressive, violent attack in which the victim suffered injuries that could easily have been fatal.
“Ali has consistently denied culpability and shown no remorse for the injuries he inflicted.”
“I hope the sentence handed out by the court will give the victim some form of closure about this incident.”
My London News reported that Mohammed Amjad Ali was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The sentencing comes after West Midlands Police launched a campaign in an attempt to improve engagement with young people and change the culture of thinking it is acceptable to carry a knife.
They filmed a convicted murderer to speak about his experiences in prison and the consequences that come with carrying a knife.
Sadam Essakhil was 15-years-old when he stabbed Lukasz Furmanek in Handsworth, Birmingham.
He believed he needed to carry a knife for protection and had shown no remorse during the trial.
But he now accepts that he was responsible for taking a life and is urging other young people to stop carrying weapons.