A gang of thugs who stabbed a pedestrian in a road rage attack, torturing him with a crowbar, hammer and broken bottle have been jailed for almost 20 years.
A 30-year-old man was subjected to a brutal attack after almost being run over by a car as he left a popular Indian restaurant in Whitechapel, east London.
When the pedestrian swore at the driver in anger, he was confronted by three thugs who got out of the convertible BMW and another car following behind.
A man attacked by a crowbar tried to escape into Tayyabs restaurant in London but found the door had been locked by terrified staff
Rashel Hussain, 20, and his friends, twin brothers Jubhare and Taharak Hussain, both aged 21, battered the victim with a crowbar, causing serious injury to his left hand.
Terrified, the man ran back to Tayyabs restaurant - regarded as one of the best Indian restaurants in London - only to find himself trapped in the doorway as the doors had been locked by frightened staff.
Taharak knifed the man a number of times before running off with the others to get more weapons.
As the victim attempted to get help, stumbling towards the Royal London Hospital nearby, his attackers returned with a larger group of men who leapt on him.
Rashel Hussain battered him with a hammer, while another man, Shah Alom, 22, slashed him with a glass bottle and two others, Jubhare Hussain and Shofiqul Islam, 21, rained down punches on the defenceless man leaving him with serious neck, arm and thigh injuries.
The extraordinary onslaught of violence was caught on CCTV, which showed the bloodied victim desperately attempting to escape.
Horrified members of the public who witnessed the attack around 9pm on Sunday, May 30 this year called 999 for help.
Two police officers rushed to the scene and wrestled with the attackers, pulling them off the victim and saving his life.
Rashel Hussain was arrested at the scene while the others fled. But detectives later rounded up the other members of the gang.
they were sentenced to a total of almost 20 years at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Rashel Hussain, 20, was jailed for six years after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.
Taharak Hussain, 21, got seven years for grievous bodily harm.
His non-identical twin Jubhare, 21, received a two year sentence for violent disorder.
Two other gang members, Shofiqul Islam, 21, got a two year sentence and Shah Alom, 22, was sentenced to 27 months for violent disorder.
The attack left the victim with horrific scars from deep wounds to his neck, arm and upper thigh.
He is currently undergoing therapy after losing 60 per cent use of his left hand.
Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Darcia Babb said: ‘This was an outrageous and prolonged attack on a defenceless victim by a gang of thugs.
‘Extreme violence of this nature is rare but when it does happen we will make sure those responsible are brought to justice.
‘The intervention of the two police officers, who were outnumbered and displayed great bravery, probably saved the man’s life.