Man who attacked PC with machete sentenced

A man who carried out a savage attack on a police officer with a machete in Leyton has been jailed.

Muhammad Rodwan, 56, who was living in the Luton area at the time of the incident, was sentenced today (Friday January 24) to 16 years’ imprisonment and a further three years on extended licence.

The judge stated that he must serve at least two-thirds of his prison sentence.

Rodwan had been found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 23 January following a trial.

He was found not guilty of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

The court had heard how Rodwan seriously injured PC Stuart Outten, 29, after repeatedly attacking him with a machete, which had a 19 inch blade.

PC Outten was rushed to hospital after the attack and required surgery for multiple injuries.

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Mick Ferris

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