BIRMINAGHAM: A Saltley man has been jailed for nearly eight years after a man was attacked with a baseball bat and a machete. Mohammed Waqas, from College Road, was identified following a media appeal to trace the occupants of a red Audi A3 who chased and attacked three friends in a Vauxhall Corsa, as they tried to escape across a petrol forecourt in Dudley Port last May.
Giving details of
the incident, West Midlands Police have said that although two got away, a
31-year-old man was beaten to his head and his legs were slashed with the
machete; his injuries required surgery. CCTV of the attack showed Waqas
leaning on a car to steady himself and, once identified, a fingerprint match
sealed his fate.
The 27-year-old was jailed at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday (9 January) for seven years and 10 months after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, breaching an anti-social behaviour order and driving without a licence or insurance.
Meanwhile, according to Birmingham Mail report,the victim – a 31-year-old man – had been walking along Park Lane East, in Tipton, on May 23 last year, when a gang in a red Audi A3 attempted to drive at him.
He jumped into a passing Vauxhall Corsa, but the vehicle was chased onto a petrol station forecourt in Dudley Port, Tipton, where it was attacked with baseball bats.
While two other people who were in the car got away, the man who appeared to be the original target was left needing surgery after taking a beating to his head and having his legs slashed with the machete.
The horrendous attack sparked a massive police operation and the Texaco forecourt was sealed off for hours. Customers were locked inside the garage to protect them while the attack took place.
CCTV of the attack showed Waqas leaning on a car to steady himself and, once identified, a fingerprint match sealed his fate. .