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Jailed: Man who rammed Range Rover into group of Muslims celebrating Eid in east London

Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:27 AM    |     Modified: Monday, August 7, 2017 9:53 AM


A man who deliberately rammed his Range Rover into a crowd celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid in east London has been jailed for 12 years.

Akikul Islam, 25, was today handed the lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm in May.

Two men were seriously injured in the attack on July 7 last year.

Islam had arrived in Frimley Way, Mile End, in the company of another car just before 1am as Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan.

CCTV footage showed three men get out of the two cars and begin arguing with a group of around ten males armed with baseball bats and bottles.

Islam remained in his car as a fight escalated around him.

However, as the other car sped off he turned around and drove directly at three of the men, running over a 24-year-old and smashing into a parked car.

The Old Bailey heard he then reversed, hitting a second 20-year-old man, and pulled off dragging his victims beneath the wheels.

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