Man Jailed For Unprovoked Double Stabbing in Perivale
Two men attacked by knifeman for no reason
A man who picked out and randomly stabbed two men sitting in their car in Perivale has been jailed for 11 years.
Omar Sultani, 20 of Enderley Road, Harrow was found guilty of two counts of Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent on Tuesday, 18 November at Harrow Crown Court.
He was sentenced to 11 years for the GBH with intent to the driver of the car (with three years extended licence) and six years for GBH with intent to the passenger. Both sentences to run concurrently.
The court heard how on Monday, 12 May, Omar Sultani attended Perivale car pound to collect his confiscated car. He was refused by staff at the car pound and left the premises.
A short distance away, Sultani approached the two victims as they sat talking in their car. Without warning Sultani produced a large 10" knife from the front of his trousers and began stabbing the first victim, the 20-year-old driver in the chest. He then proceeded to attack and stab the second victim - a 25-year-old passenger - in the rear of the car.
At this stage the first injured victim got out of his car and challenged Sultani, where upon he ran away from the scene. The attack was completely unprovoked and neither men were known to Sultani.
Despite the stab wounds to his chest, the driver managed to drive to a central London hospital and was treated for a punctured lung and damage to his liver. The second victim was treated for a stab wound to the leg and later discharged.
Officers from Ealing attended the car pound and were able to retrieve CCTV footage and the knife used in the attack. Officers also searched Sultani's home and retrieved clothing covered in blood. The recovery of these three bits of evidence helped officers build a substantial case against Sultani who was quickly found guilty due to the overwhelming evidence against him.
DC Talat Taj of Ealing CID said: "This was a horrible and unprovoked attack on two men minding their own business. The victims have scars and tissue damage to remind him of his unprovoked attack. Both victims have shown incredible bravery throughout this investigation. I would also like to pay tribute to the witnesses who assisted with this case."
November 25th 2014