Jailed: East Ham knifeman who drove moped at police officer trying to arrest him
PUBLISHED: 14:00 22 August 2018
A knifeman who drove a moped at the police officer trying to arrest him has been jailed for two years.
Officers spotted Abbas Dinki of Chester Road, East Ham, driving a moped erratically in High Street North, East Ham, in April while he was out on bail after being charged with a previous offence.
He appeared in court just weeks before on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.
The 19-year-old was caught with a Rambo-style knife and cannabis after his attempt to flee by driving the moped at the officer, who escaped unhurt, ended in failure.
Det Supt Zena Marshall said: “Moped enabled and violent crimes present a real danger for the victims, public and perpetrators.
“We are determined to prosecute offenders and maintain public safety.
“This case is an example of a young man armed with a dangerous knife with no regard for his safety or the safety of others.”
Dinki was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court to two years behind bars after pleading guilty at Stratford Magistrates’ Court to dangerous driving, possessing both a knife and cannabis.
He also had a criminal behaviour order imposed barring him for three years eight months from carrying more than one phone or sim card and from owning, using or being a passenger on a bike or motorcycle.
The order also prevents him carrying mobile devices not registered to his name or address.
He was also banned from associating with 13 people as well as possessing drugs equipment including cannabis grinder, tin foil, needles, crack pipe and crack pipe cleaners.
He cannot enter the East Ham and Manor Park areas either.
The judge granting the order agreed with police that Dinki engaged in behaviour that had caused harassment, alarm or distress and that the bans were needed to stop him from behaving in the same way in the future.
The order runs out on April 15, 2022 at midnight.
Det Supt Marshall said: “I strongly advise anyone to resist any temptations to carry a knife in a public place for whatever reason, otherwise they place themselves and others at serious risk of harm and will face the full consequences of the law.”