A man has been jailed for almost seven years after he attempted to stab a woman in a chaotic knife rampage through Battersea.
Ibrahim Ajbeer, 30, of Moor Lane in Preston, Lancashire, was sentenced to six years and ten months in prison at Kingston Crown court on Monday.
Just before 10pm on October 11, last year, Ajibeer ran behind the counter of a shop in Battersea Park Road, grabbed a knife and began threatening terrified staff.
He was chased away but did not stop and began his rampage through the area, intimidating residents.
Still with the knife in hand, Ajibeer went into a supermarket further down the road and stole a bottle of vodka.
Once outside, he approached a woman and ran after her.
Grabbing the woman, he pulled her clothing and held a knife over her as she lay on the ground.
Brave members of the public intervened and managed to chase him away from his victim.
His rampage continued on 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.
He then tried to stab a woman and threatened another before several members of the public managed to detain him until the cops arrived.
Ajibeer pleaded guilty to six counts of making threats with a bladed article in a public place, criminal damage, burglary and theft at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday, April 21.
He was also found guilty of one count of attempted grievous bodily harm at the same court on Thursday, May 20.
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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