Machete attacker jailed for 12 years

15/02/2016

A 24-year-old man from Alum Rock who attacked a man with a machete resulting in the victim having to have his leg amputated, has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to 12 years after he pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and having an article with a blade or point.

On 23 May 2015, the victim was part of a group of males who had gathered in the cark park of the Rock Gym in Washwood Heath.

A confrontation took place between the group of males and at this stage Adil Hussain arrived.

The defendant then approached the group of males where the victim was and then walked away. Hussain then pulled out a machete from his trousers, removed it from its sheath and attacked the victim from behind.

Hussain then fled the area and the following day he caught a flight to Pakistan.

The victim was taken to Heartlands Hospital, but despite the best efforts of the medical team, surgeons were unable to save the victim's leg which had to be amputated.

On 15 September 2015, Hussain arrived back into the UK and he was arrested at Birmingham International Airport. He was charged with and pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and having an article with a blade or point.

Heath Westerman, Senior Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Adil Hussain had armed himself with a machete and arrived at the car park where the victim and a group of males were arguing between each other.

"While the victim was distracted, the defendant took this opportunity to approach the victim from behind and without any provocation he sliced the victim's leg resulting in him receiving life changing injuries.

"The defendant then fled the country and travelled to Pakistan, but after four months on the run, Hussain arrived back into the UK where he was arrested and today he has been brought to justice for his crime."