Ilford man sentenced for attempted murder

A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after he attacked a man with a hammer and fractured his skull in Ilford last year.

Danial Qureshi, 22, of Charter Avenue, Ilford, appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday, March 30 and was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hammer.

This follows an appearance on Friday, February 26 at the same court, in which a jury returned a unanimously guilty verdict for both counts.

This sentencing comes after an incident in Charter Avenue, Ilford at around 10.15pm on April 25 last year in which a 29-year-old man suffered head injuries.

The victim was assaulted with a hammer and sustained a fractured skull, bleed to the brain and has lost hearing in his right ear.

Two men were arrested in connection with the incident on the same day.

Qureshi was charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon on Monday April 27, 2020.

Detective Constable Yinka Adeyemo-Phillips of the East Area Command Unit said: “This is the result of a lengthy and dedicated investigation by East Area officers and reflects the severity of this attack. I hope this sends a message that this kind of violence has no place on our streets and acts as a deterrent to those carrying offensive weapons.

“The impact on the victim was significant and I hope this verdict brings him some peace. We will continue to work to bring closure to those who are the victims of violent crime and this case evidences the support available to anyone in need.”

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Mick Ferris

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