Video: Canning Town man in young offenders’ institute for bottle attack

Shahdat Hussain

Shahdat Hussain - Credit: MPS

A Canning Town man who was part of a gang who attacked an American student with a bottle was sentenced to 22 months in a young offenders’ institute yesterday.

Samad Uddin and Shelim Uddin

Samad Uddin and Shelim Uddin - Credit: MPS

Shahdat Hussain, of Malmesbury Terrace, admitted grievous bodily harm on the first day of his trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in June.

The 20-year-old, along with four other men, was caught on CCTV attacking Francesco Hounye in Commercial Road, Whitechapel, shortly after midnight on June 17, 2013.

The 22-year-old student had arrived from Florida just three days earlier and had been visiting Brick Lane with a friend.

As the pair walked back to the friend’s home in Shadwell, they passed a group of men, including Hussain.

Kamrul Hussain and Masoom Rahman

Kamrul Hussain and Masoom Rahman - Credit: MPS

The group followed them, surrounding them at the junction of New Road and Commercial Road.

Mr Hounye was grabbed by one of the gang, Shelim Uddin, and when he pushed him away Hussain grabbed him from behind.

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After Mr Hounye was punched in the face and hand, Uddin picked up a bottle and smashed it against his face.

The group chased after him, pinning him to building site hoardings and punching and kicking him.

Mr Hounye was taken to hospital with deep slash wounds to his head and near his ear and a fractured left eye socket.

He needed 23 stitches to his face and was left permanently scarred.

Shelim Uddin, 21, of Romford Street, Whitechapel, was jailed for six years for grievous bodily harm with intent.

Samad Uddin, 25, of Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, was jailed for five and a half years for the same offence.

Kamrul Hussain, 23, of Stepney Way, Stepney and Masoom Rahman, 22, of Greatorex Street, Whitechapel, both admitted grievous bodily harm.

Hussain was jailed for two years and three months while Rahman received an 18 month sentence, suspended for two years, and 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £600 in compensation.