A teenager from Harrow has been jailed for a vicious attack on a train in Essex.
Abdi Hashi, a 17-year-old (who cannot be named for legal reasons) and a third person who is yet to be identified) cornered their victim on a train in October last year. They proceeded to stab him six times in the chest, leg and neck and left at the scene once the train arrived at the next stop.
Thankfully, the teenage victim’s life was saved by an off-duty nurse who was on board along with a member of St Johns Ambulance. They were seen on CCTV chasing the victim with a machete.
Hashi was jailed for 13 years for grievous bodily harm while the 17-year-old received eight and a half years.
Hashi was tracked down by police at his home in Grange Farm Close in Harrow. The teenage victim needed emergency surgery and spent the next two weeks in hospital.
DCI Sam Blackburn, from British Transport Police, said it was “testament to the professionalism and skill” of the medics that the attack was not fatal.”
“The victim and his attackers were known to each other and the incident itself is believed to have been gang related. Nevertheless, this was a vicious assault which is thankfully something we rarely experience on the rail network. Both attackers will now serve a substantial period of their adult lives in jail, and I hope the severity of their sentences will force them to question their violent behaviour.”
(Image Credit: British Transport Police)