A man who tried to kill a Birmingham dad by repeatedly hitting him over the head with a concrete slab has been given a seventeen year prison sentence.
James Macmillan aunched an unprovoked attack on his 40-year-old victim after coming across him in Stud Lane in Stechford on 20 December last year.
The 24-year-old tried to start a fight with the man – who was walking to the chemist – goading him and hurling abuse before hitting him twice on the head with a stone taken from the floor.
He fled the scene, leaving the man critically ill in the street, and ran for cover at his mother’s address nearby.
Witnesses contacted the police regarding the incident and Macmillan eventually handed himself in to West Midlands Police in January.
He admitted attempted murder at a court hearing in June and was sentenced today at Birmingham Crown Court to 17 years in prison; he will also be subject to a five-year licence period upon his eventual release.
A judge has ruled that a mentally ill man who attacked a police officer at a mosque in Birmingham will spend an indefinite period in a secure hospital.
Mohmamoud Elmo, who also stabbed two worshippers at the Madrassa Qasim Ul Uloom centre, suffers from a form of schizophrenia.
Elmi, 32, of Ward End Hall Grove, Washwood Heath, was found not guilty by reason of insanity yesterday.
Passing sentence on Mrs Justice Carr said the victims had been subjected to a "terrifying and unprovoked" ordeal.
A man accused of attempted murder after a policeman and worshippers were stabbed at a mosque has been found not guilty due to insanity.
A jury at Birmingham Crown Court cleared 32-year-old Mohamoud Elmi of two charges of attempted murder and one of wounding with intent, after he stabbed a police officer and a worshipper at a mosque in Ward End on June 15th.
Mr Elmi is set to pass a hospital order tomorrow, that will see Mr Elmi held indefinitely in a secure mental health facility.
He will only be released if experts deem him no longer a danger to the public.
Extra police officers are at Birmingham Crown Court after a taser was fired inside the building.
West Midlands Police had to call for backup due to 'disorder'.
The device was fired at a man who then ran away from the scene.
A taser has been fired during disorder inside Birmingham Crown Court.
West Midlands Police have confirmed the incident happened at around 3:30pm and that officers based at the building had to call for backup.
It follows reports of a disturbance in the lobby area at the building.
Streets around the court were also cordoned off by police as a safety precaution.
Speaking on the court steps of Birmingham Crown Court, the Crown Prosecution Service said four-year-old Daniel Pelka 'had the ultimate trust breached'.
His mother and stepfather have been jailed for life and must serve a minimum term of 30 years.
Baby chute mother jailed for 30 months, after being convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm after throwing her six-day-old daughter down a rubbish chute in Wolverhampton last September.
Jaymin Abdulrahman has been found guilty of inflicting GBH, after police found a six-day old girl among rubbish at a block of flats in Wolverhampton.
Abdulrahman was cleared of attempted murder.
It was a unanimous verdict by the jury.
A mother has gone on trial for attempting to kill her six-day-old baby by dropping the infant down a rubbish chute.
Jaymin Abdulrahman, aged 25, is accused of putting the child into the chute at her fifth floor flat in Wolverhampton, last September.
The baby was later found in a bin store by the father, after Abdulrahman called him to say the child had been kidnapped. The child had severe head injuries but survived.
This morning the prosecution at Birmingham Crown Court said tests carried out after Abdulrahman was arrested showed the baby had dropped more than 40 feet at a speed of almost 30 miles an hour.
Abdulrahman denies attempted murder and causing and inflicting grevious bodily harm. The trial continues.
An estranged husband who cut the throat of his wife at the family home in Alum Rock and left her to die has pleaded guilty of her murder at Birmingham Crown Court.
On Monday 19 November 2012, Shoukat Ali, aged 38, arrived at the family home where the 33-year-old victim, Shaista Khatoon lived with three of her five children.
He broke into the family home and attacked his wife with a knife which resulted in her throat being cut.
The victim would later die from her injuries at Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham.