#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: Three friends have been jailed for a total of 43 years for a vicious machete attack on a man in Birmingham after West Midlands Police traced them to a hotel in Yorkshire: Amir Hussain was found hiding alongside brothers Zain Islam and Hussan Yousaf in a hotel room near Sheffield, on 6 June – a fortnight after they left a man with shocking injuries during an assault in Small Heath…….The trio had chased the victim – who was driving his mother to a doctor’s appointment – in a stolen pick-up truck on 22 May before he crashed into pavement bollards at the junction with Coventry Road and Aubrey Road……………Knifeman Hussain charged at the 23-year-old with a 12-inch blade – causing a deep arm wound – and sliced open his stomach before all three sped off in the Fiat Fullback driven by 23-year-old Islam #AceNewsDesk reports
A witness provided West Midlands Police officers with the 4×4’s registration plate and in the early hours of the following morning it was intercepted at Warwick services on the M40: Two teenagers were detained from the car – stolen during a burglary in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, on 9 March – and a forensic examination revealed traces of the victim’s blood and 21-year-old Yousaf’s fingerprints on the bodywork…………..He was placed on national police systems together with associates Hussain (23) and Zain – and on 6 June police received a tip-off they were lying low in a hotel in Attercliffe where they were arrested. Drugs were also recovered from the room plus almost £6,500 in cash………….All three refused to answer any questions during interview but West Midlands Police charged them with attempted murder.
And at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday (5 Nov) Hussain, from Bordesley Green, was jailed for 17 years while Islam and Yousaf, both from Bankes Road in Small Heath, were handed 13 year sentences.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Darren English, said: “This was a savage attack that left the victim with life threatening injuries – in fact, had it not been for the swift actions of a nurse who ran to his aid he may well have died……………….“The Fiat 4×4 passed the victim’s Audi Q7 moments after he set off to take his mum to the doctor. It reversed at speed for about 200 metres before swinging into a driveway and giving chase………….“The victim – who has not been able to provide a motive for attack – was understandably panicked and in his bid to get away collided with bollards and a wall…………..“He pleaded with the men – who he knew from the local area – for calm and urged them not to hurt his mother…………..But Hussain immediately began hitting out with the machete……………..“The victim was placed in an induced coma and thankfully pulled through following surgery – but he has been left with scarring and the psychological impact of such a traumatic event……………..“I’m pleased the courts have taken these three dangerous men out of society for a significant period of time.”