Man convicted for trying to kill his best friend

19/04/2017

A 35-year-old man has today been given a hospital order with restrictions after he was found guilty of the attempted murder of his best friend who he accused of breaking up his family.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard how Amran Hussain and the victim had been friends for over 10 years.

The defendant was experiencing some marital problems at home which he blamed the victim for.

On 20 July 2016, armed with a knife, Hussain visited the victim’s home in Small Heath. He was directed to the garden where the victim was and it was there where the defendant attacked him.

The victim managed to escape any further attempts to stab him and neighbours managed to restrain Hussain until the police arrived to arrest him. The victim was taken to Heartlands Hospital where he was treated for two stab wounds.

The defendant was found guilty of attempted murder and pleaded guilty to wounding with intent.

David Parsons, Senior Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:

"Amran Hussain blamed the victim for the breakup of his marriage and therefore sought revenge.

"He armed himself with a knife and visited the victim’s home where he attacked his friend in front of his family, however, the victim managed to escape any further attempts to stab him and fled the scene of the attack.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the public for their bravery in detaining Hussain until the police arrived."