Guy to blame of knife assault on police after hoax 999 name
A person who lured 4 cops to an cope with after creating a hoax 999 name has been convicted after stabbing them in an unprovoked assault stuck on CCTV.
College dropout Alex Traykov, 20, used to be cleared of tried homicide however convicted of 3 counts of injuring with intent and a fourth price of tried wounding with intent.
A jury deliberated for 8 hours to succeed in verdicts by means of a majority of 10 to 2.
Traykov used the alias “Solomon” when he reported a combat at a space in Islington, north London on 6 October final yr.
The Outdated Bailey heard that inside of 3 mins, the 4 constables – two males and two ladies – arrived at the doorstep utterly unprepared for the “excessive violence” they have been about to stand.
Showing to carry a kitchen knife in the back of his again, Traykov spoke back the door to one of the crucial feminine officials.
Prosecuting, Duncan Atkinson QC informed jurors: “With out hesitation or caution and for sure with out the slightest provocation from the officials, he raised his proper hand and proceeded to assault the officials.”
PC Istarlin Stated-Ali says she attempted to warn her colleagues that Traykov used to be sporting a weapon and tried to offer protection to herself by means of elevating her arm. He slashed the again of her head and hand.
She fell down the stairs and CCTV pictures displays Traykov attacking the opposite officials who in the end controlled to restrain him after one in every of them, PC Launa Watkins, discharged her taser.
Giving proof on the Outdated Bailey, Traykov, who lived together with his mom in Redhill, Surrey, denied he intended the officials severe hurt.
The previous Winchester College historical past pupil mentioned he used to be so “top” on sturdy hashish that he used to be now not considering directly and claimed he had referred to as 999 to play a “prank” on his pal, then forgot all about it and made crumpets with jam.
He claimed that used to be why he used to be nonetheless keeping a knife when he spoke back the door.
He informed jurors: “I’ve felt horrible since I got here to jail and I’ve considered it on a daily basis, attempted to explanation why and are living with it.
“I believed in regards to the officials, how they have been injured, and now I’ve noticed them in court docket it is 10 occasions worse for me.”
Following the decision, the officials spoke of the psychological and bodily have an effect on of the assault.
Certainly one of them, PC Stated-Ali described a “rollercoaster of feelings” over the last six months, announcing: “Even though we’re cops, we’re human beings identical to the communities we serve.
“We must be capable of cross to paintings and do the activity we now have selected to do and not using a worry of now not going house to our family members on the finish of our shift.
“It’s my hope that justice might be served and I’m hoping this will stand by some means as a line drawn within the sand.”
Traykov, who made no response within the dock, used to be remanded into custody and warned he confronted a “considerable” jail time period when he’s sentenced on 10 Might.