Handyman Muhammad Rodwan, 56, who launched the ferocious machete attack on Pc Outten, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of wounding with intent but not guilty of attempted murder.
He was also cleared of possession of an offensive weapon. He had argued that, as a handyman, he used his machete as a tool.
Rodwan, who has previous convictions for rape and two machete attacks, claimed he acted in self defence, telling police: “My life is worth more than his life.”
Found the video of the attack:
Pc Outten was lucky that his taser worked as advertised and managed to stop the attack, but no without consequences.
The attack left him with six wounds to the head, skull fractures, arm injuries and broken figures – after a simple request to stop for a traffic offence.
His attacker got only sentenced for “wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.” Sentence to be given this coming Friday (I’ll try to update)
In the meantime and back in the US of A:
I think the officer may have suffered a paper cut filling the reports of the incident.
Hat Tip Mad Ogre.