A group who attacked and stabbed a man in the middle of a busy street in Tower Hamlets have been found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced collectively to over 70 years in jail.
The court heard how the attack was due to a feud between the group and their 22-year-old victim.
On Friday, 1 June 2018, shortly after midday, Sallah Ali was stopped by police in Tower Hamlets and subjected to a drugs search. During the stop, Ali challenged the officers, immediately claiming he had been set up by the victim.
A short while later Ali phoned Shahriyar and Mohammed Habib Ali and a train of events was set in motion that would end later that day in the attack on the victim.
Later that afternoon, at around 17:30hrs, the victim received call from Sallah Ali who accused him of being a snitch. He asked to meet the victim.
Shortly before 18:00hrs the victim met Sallah Ali in Cable Street, E1. Shahriyar, Chowdhury and Mohammed Habib Ali then appeared – immediately the victim felt threatened by the groups’ behaviour.
In a matter of seconds, the situation escalated with Shahriyar, Chowdhury and Mohammed Habib Ali attacking the victim. The victim sustained multiple stab wounds and collapsed in the street. A witness who knew the victim called his brother to alert him to what had happened; emergency services were also called to the scene.
Three of the four convicted men were found guilty of attempted murder and GBH with intent. They
Alomgir Shahriyar, 23 (14.04.95) of Compton Avenue, E6 who was jailed for 24 years plus 4 years on extended license.
Mohammed Habib Ali – 23 (20.07.95) of Shadwell Gardens, E1 was jailed for 23 and a half years imprisonment plus 4 years on extended license.
Shakeel Chowdhury – 22 (23.09.96) of Jeremiah Road, E14 was jailed for 22 years imprisonment plus 3 years on extended license.
A fourth man – Sallah Uddin Ali – 19 (29.12.99) of Bigland Street, E1 – was found guilty of GBH (wounding with intent) for his part in the attack and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in a Young Offenders Institute.