On Friday, 3 July, Kasim Hussain, 18 (25.11.01) of Clifford Road, Canning Town was jailed for a total of six years at the Old Bailey.
He was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for section 18 grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon in relation to a stabbing in Newham.
Hussain was also jailed for 12 months for robbery following an unrelated incident.
At approximately 23:45hrs on Saturday, 23 November 2019 a group of people gate-crashed a party that was being held at a house in Canning Town.
Once inside, one of the invited guests – an 18-year-old man – accidentally bumped into the group. The suspects attacked him, punching him a number of times. One of the males then produced a knife and stabbed him multiple times before running from the scene.
Police and the London Ambulance Service attended. The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his chest and collapsed lung.
Extensive enquiries and man hunts were launched in an attempt to identify the suspects. This resulted in Hussain handing himself in four days later to a police station where he was charged with multiple offences including attempted murder.