Five years jail for scissor stab man

VIDEO A scissor-wielding thug is today behind bars after being found guilty of stabbing a man in Ipswich.Adeeb Alsugair was jailed for five-and-a-half years for wounding Mohammed Mahmoud with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

A SCISSOR-wielding thug is today behind bars after being found guilty of stabbing a man in Ipswich.

Adeeb Alsugair was jailed for five-and-a-half years for wounding Mohammed Mahmoud with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

Mr Mamoud was stabbed by Alsugair in the back, chest and stomach during a fight in Norwich Road on July 17 last year.

Judge Neil McKittrick, sitting at Ipswich Crown Court, said the most serious wound was the stab to the 28-year-old's abdomen which was 12 centimetres deep.

Mr McKittrick told Alsugair: “Mercifully it did not damage any internal organs but that was pure luck and not due to any judgement on your part.”

The court heard that Alsugair, a 34-year-old stone mason of Norwich Road, had a “grudge” against people in the Bella Café in the same road and had used abusive language towards them.

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Alsugair swore at Mr Mahmoud and made comments about him being Egyptian.

The court heard that the pair fought in the road and it was during this fight that Mr Mahmoud was stabbed.

Alsugair told police the scissors were not his, the stabbing was accidental and that he had acted in self-defence.

Ian Wheatley, mitigating, said his client was “under a considerable amount of strain at the time of the incident due to the separation from his wife and later divorce”.

Mr McKittrick said: “I am satisfied you had the scissors and they came to hand and you used them repeatedly to get the better of Mr Mahmoud.

“You are a person who has been given the right to live in this country having been a refugee so you have to live within the laws of this country.”

He said he would not make a recommendation for deportation on Alsagair's release from prison as he had married a British citizen although they had later divorced.

ADEEB Alsugair's attack on Mohammed Mahmoud brought terror to the afternoon rush-hour in Norwich Road last July.

Police and ambulance officers were called to the busy street filled with shops, takeaways and cafes and found Mr Mahmoud seriously injured near the Bella Café.

While the injured man was taken away, police launched a search for his attacker.

Unknown to them, Alsugair was only about 50 metres away in a nearby flat.

Before police found him he leant out of a window to talk to passers by but once police tracked him to the flat he became agitated.

The cordon around the attack scene was extended and stretched from the Hare and Hounds pub to the area around the Rose and Crown pub and a growing crowd of onlookers gathered.

Armed police and a police dog unit were brought in and an officer tried to negotiate with Alsugair, who could be seen shouting from a first floor window.

At one stage he emerged holding a bowl and spoon before re-entering the house. He was finally convinced to leave the house, to the jeers of some of the onlookers, and arrested.