Battersea Knife Rampage Man Jailed

Assaulted one woman and threatened others in violent spree

Battersea Knife Rampage Man JailedIbrahim Ajbeer ran riot with a knife in his hand. Picture: Met Police

A 30-year-old man has been jailed for six years after going on the rampage with a knife across the Battersea area.

Ibrahim Ajbeer of Moor Lane, Preston, Lancashire entered a shop on Battersea Park Road, SW11 at 9.47pm on 11 October, 2020. He went behind the counter, picking up a knife which he used to threaten store workers before being chased away.

He then went to a supermarket on the same road to steal a bottle of vodka with the knife in his hand.

Once outside, he approached a woman and ran after her. He grabbed hold of her, pulled clothing from her and held a knife over her as she lay on the ground before he was chased away by members of the public.

He then went to Falcon Road, where he stabbed at the window of a car, causing it to shatter, before threatening two women outside a pub pinning one to the floor.

The events culminated when he attempted to stab a woman and threatened another before several members of the public bravely intervened and detained him. The police then arrived on scene and arrested Ajbeer.

He was sentenced to six years and ten months in prison at Kingston Crown court on Monday, 19 July having previously been found guilty of one count of attempted grievous bodily harm on Thursday, 20 May the same court. He had pleaded guilty to six counts of making threats with a bladed article in a public place, criminal damage, burglary and theft.

DC Emily Dawson, investigating officer, said: "This was a string of violent, unprovoked attacks in which Ajbeer inflicted fear and intimidation on those in the local community. He went out on the streets looking to cause harm to the public and I thank the members of the public who intervened and restrained Ajbeer. The consequences of his actions could have been far worse and it took extreme bravery to confront him.

"Ajbeer will now spend a considerable amount of time in prison. I am certain this has made our streets a safer place and hope it will bring some closure and justice to the victims who suffered terrifying ordeals. The Met remains committed and dedicated to tackling violent crime and putting offenders behind bars."

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