Revenge attack driver sentencing

A motorist caught on CCTV ploughing into a group of men as they crossed the street in a revenge attack in Manchester is facing jail. Aqab Hussain, 21, mowed down the group of men after a row outside a club.

Merseyside police called out almost 1000 times over Halloween

Merseyside Police have been called out almost 1000 times over the past two nights to deal with anti-social behaviour.

The force attended about 260 incidents of anti-social behaviour and vandalism between 2pm and 12am last night. The night before they were called out 715 times.

Officers say reports of criminal damage have fallen by 35% when comparing with reports received on the same day last year.

The week between October 30 and November 5 is traditionally one of the busiest of the year for Merseyside's emergency services. There were 15 arrests made between 2pm and 12am compared to 20 in last year's October 31 operation.

While the vast majority of young people behaved themselves there was a small minority of both youngsters and adults whose actions went beyond innocent mischief.

"I would like to thank parents who have clearly listened to our advice to make sure they know what their children are doing for Halloween and the young people themselves have taken advantage of all the things put on for them.

"We have seen far fewer instances of groups of young people out of the street after dark getting involved in anti-social behaviour and the high numbers of officers we have had on duty has meant people have felt reassured and got a swift response when it was needed.

"A great deal of planning and effort has gone into what is a multi-agency operation running throughout Merseyside this week and we will continue to work hard for the next busy period next week around Bonfire Night."

– Superintendent Rowley Moore

Driver jailed after using his car as a 'lethal weapon'

21 year old Aqab Hussain deliberately mowed down a group of men as they crossed the road after a petty argument.

The court heard it was like a scene from a computer game, as the men were knocked flying across the road like skittles.

One of those victim's lives changed forever that night. He was been left brain damaged, and unable to recognise his own children. Today the driver was jailed for 20 years.

You may find the images in Ashley Derricott's report upsetting.

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The moment a driver mows down three men in revenge

This is the moment a man deliberately drove into a group of men crossing a road in Manchester.

Aqab Hussain, 21, had been out celebrating Eid with friends at a lap-dancing club.

After a minor altercation with the victims he was seen driving the wrong way along Princess Street shortly before hitting partially-sighted Michael Ward and his friends Paul Hulme and Martin Harris.

Mr Ward was flipped onto the bonnet, rolling off as the car swerved further down the road.

He spent almost a month in intensive care and is now so badly brain damaged he is unable to recognise his children.

Mr Hulme was thrown into the air and suffered severe leg injuries.

Two other men escaped without injury.

Hussain, who at the time was banned from driving, fled the scene but was arrested six weeks later arriving back in the UK from Pakistan.

He was jailed for 20 years.

Revenge attack driver jailed for 20 years

Aqab Hussain Credit: GMP

A motorist who deliberately knocked down a group of men in Manchester city centre has been jailed for 20 years.

Aqab Hussain tried to use his car as a "lethal weapon", a court heard, after a disagreement outside a nightclub. The shocking incident was caught on cctv cameras.

One of the three victims mowed down suffered head injuries so serious they have been described "life-changing".

Hussain was found guilty of four counts of attempted murder at trial.

Revenge attack driver to be sentenced

Aqab Hussain Credit: GMP

A man from Manchester who drove into a group of men as they crossed the road in a revenge attack will be sentenced today.

Aqab Hussain, 21 was convicted of four counts after of attempted murder.

Hussain made no attempt to stop the car and fled the UK three days after the incident.

He was arrested just over seven weeks later by police officers at Manchester Airport as he returned from abroad.

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Revenge attack driver faces jail

Aqab Hussain showed 'complete disregard' for harm he caused Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A motorist caught on CCTV ploughing into a group of men as they crossed the street in a revenge attack is facing jail.

Horrifying footage captures the moment the men were sent sprawling as Aqab Hussain, 21, mowed down the group of men after a minor spat outside a club.

Hussain, who left one of the victims with "life changing" injuries, was convicted of four attempted murders by a jury at Manchester Crown Court.

He ploughed into the three friends in Manchester city centre while another jumped to safety after an earlier row between the victims' and Hussain's group.

Hussain, from Manchester, made no attempt to stop the car and fled the UK three days after the incident.

He was arrested just over seven weeks later by police officers at Manchester Airport as he returned from abroad.

Rachael Pavion, for the Crown Prosecution Service North West said: "Aqab Hussain used his car as a weapon, he sought revenge by driving at speed deliberately at the four men with a clear intention to kill.

"After he struck his victims, he drove from the scene and showed complete disregard for the harm he had caused."