Jailed: Plaistow man who stabbed boy, 16, in ‘despicable’ Upton Park brawl

Yasin Patel. Picture: Met Police

Yasin Patel. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Met Police

A Plaistow man has been jailed for stabbing a 16-year-old man in a mass brawl in Upton Park.

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Yasin Patel, 21, of Queens Road West, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of a weapon and was jailed yesterday at the Old Bailey.

He was in a car with 31-year-old Titu Miah on October 12 when at 3.30pm in Plashet Road the pair pulled up alongside a group in their Mercedes.

Miah then got out the car, causing the members of the group to run off in different directions.

Patel then chased down one of those who was running away and stabbed him multiple times in the chest and leg, while Miah also assaulted him while he was on the floor.

Emdadul Islam. Picture: Met Police

Emdadul Islam. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Met Police


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Police say the motive for the attack is unclear but could have been caused by a dispute between Patel and a member of the victim’s family.

A man sitting in a nearby barber shop, Emdadul Islam, then intervened.

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He went over to his car and took out a baseball bat from the boot.

He then walked up behind Miah and hit him over the back of his head, fracturing his skull.

Islam hit Miah again after he had fallen to the floor.

Miah died five days later in hospital, while the 16-year-old was later discharged.

Islam was jailed yesterday for 14 years.

Detective Sergeant Perry Benton, who led the investigation, said: “This was a despicable show of violence in broad daylight on a residential street which resulted in a man dead and young victim stabbed, and two people now facing long jail terms for their part in this incident.”

Shabina Patel, Miah’s wife, said: “Without my husband in my life, sadly I am not sure how I will be able to move on and grieve for my loss properly.

“We all deeply miss him every day and I am unaware of how much longer I can live like this and how my children can handle any more sadness.”

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