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Dagenham teen jailed for attacking former child refugees

PUBLISHED: 10:55 08 February 2016

Aymen Hajila was jailed for five years

Aymen Hajila was jailed for five years

Metropolitan Police

A teenager has been jailed for his part in a “gratuitous” violent attack on two former child refugees.

Brothers Aymen Hajila, 18, of Durrell Road, Dagenham, and Ahmed Hajila, 20, of Notting Hill, together with Rehan Ullah, 18, of Shepherd’s Bush, were jailed on Friday for their involvement in a vicious double stabbing which left two young men fighting for their lives.

The first victim, a 24-year-old man, wrapped a duvet around him to try and protect himself as he was stabbed 30 times by Ahmed Hajila.

The second victim, also male and 24 years old, was stabbed ten times in the face and bottled in the head, damaging his eye sockets, cheek bones and hands.

The attack, which took place in Kensington Church Street on January 26 last year, was so severe that both victims passed out while the attackers fled with their belongings.

Luckily one of the victims regained consciousness a short while later and managed to make calls for help. His actions ensured that his friend – whose wounds were potentially life threatening at that point – received vital medical aid in time.

Aymen Hajila was sentenced to five years in jail for one count of GBH with intent against the second victim at Isleworth Crown Court. He was found not guilty of attempted murder and not guilty of one count of conspiracy to rob the same victim.

Ahmed Hajila received a life sentence for attempted murder against the first victim and one count of GBH with intent and one count of conspiracy to rob the second victim.

He also received two years’ imprisonment for possession with intent to supply heroin which will run concurrently with his life sentence. He will serve a minimum of ten years during which he cannot apply for parole.

Ullah was sentenced to eight years for GBH with intent against the first victim and found not guilty of attempted murder.

He was also found not guilty of attempted murder and not guilty of conspiracy to rob the same victim.

Det Supt Raffaele D’Orsi, from Kensington and Chelsea police, said: “The judge described this attack as gratuitous, excessive and planned and we are pleased that these three men have been imprisoned for this terrible attack of senseless violence on two innocent victims.”


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