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Robber given life sentence after stabbing two police officers in central London

Mohamed Rahman was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court (Nick Ansell/PA)
Mohamed Rahman was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court (Nick Ansell/PA) Mohamed Rahman was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court (Nick Ansell/PA)

A robber has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years after stabbing two officers in London’s West End following a police pursuit.

Mohamed Rahman, 25, knifed police constable Joseph Gerrard in the neck and chest – “targeting where the Met (stab) vest did not provide protection” – and Pc Alannah Mulhall in the arm early on September 16 last year while intoxicated.

The officers, who were attached to the Met’s Central West Command Unit responsible for policing Westminster, have both told how they experienced enduring pain and extensive changes to their lives after the incident.

Mohammed Rahman court case
Mohammed Rahman court case Mohamed Rahman has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 20 years at Kingston Crown Court, London (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Rahman, of Notting Hill, west London, was convicted in October after a trial at Kingston Crown Court of the attempted murder of Pc Gerrard and grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent against Pc Mulhall.

He was also convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Pc Richard Ulla, two counts of threatening a person in a public place with a bladed article against two other officers and possession of a bladed article.

Rahman was further found guilty of robbing a member of the public, Mark Graven, which triggered the police pursuit.

He was given a minimum term of 20 years, minus the 449 days he has already spent on remand.