Yusuf Aka (photo below) receives a short prison sentence for his knife rampage at the Royal Infirmary hospital in multicultural Leicester.
Breitbart The 22-year-old Muslim stabbed a complete stranger in the back with a large knife outside Leicester Royal Infirmary, before storming into the hospital’s accident and emergency waiting room and sending staff and patients fleeing in terror as he trashed a number of hospital computers, hurling one of them at a wheelchair user.
But the judge only saw fit to sentence Aka to five years on a charge of Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH), with two shorter sentences for affray and possession of an offensive weapon “to be served concurrently“. This means that, in practice, he will serve no time for these lesser convictions at all.
Why he was not prosecuted for attempted murder is not made clear in Leicestershire police force’s report on the sentencing. It should also be noted that his “five year” sentence may actually involve as little as two and half years behind bars, as criminals receiving standard determinate sentences in Britain are automatically released back into the community on licence halfway through — or, more rarely, two-thirds of the way through — their prison terms.
Leicester Mercury “This was a terrifying experience not only for the victim who was stabbed in the back, high up between his shoulder blades, fracturing his vertebra. The court was told that the man who was stabbed said later in a statement: “I thought he was going to kill me.”
But also for the many members of the public and staff who were present that morning,” commented investigating officer DC Chris Symmonds. “Aka carried on his rampage oblivious to the panic breaking out behind him. “He threw the knife towards a member of staff, which missed and struck a wall with such force the blade broke.”
He then set about the computer terminals, ripping monitors from the desk and throwing them across the waiting area at members of the public and staff, who were trying to usher patients away. “A man in a wheelchair who was being wheeled to safety was struck with a monitor, but not injured too badly.
Security staff were called, and when they arrived Aka attacked them. He punched the first security officer, who was left dazed. When another security officer came to his colleague’s aid, Aka was wrestled to the floor and detained until the police arrived.
“This was a frightening experience for both patients and staff in the department that night, the impact of which cannot be underestimated,” added Kerry Johnston, Emergency Department Head of Nursing.