A handyman from Luton has been jailed for 16 years for what police have called a 'brutal and shocking' machete attack.
"Britain's hardest cop" PC Stuart Otten has told how he survived a ferocious machete attack in the line of duty as a handyman with a violent past was convicted of wounding him.
Pc Outten, 29, suffered six blows to the head from a 2ft long blade after stopping Muhammad Rodwan's white van for having no insurance in east London, in August last year.
Rodwan, 56, who has previous convictions for rape and two machete attacks, claimed he acted in self defence. But graphic police body worn video showed him punching the officer before grabbing a sharpened machete as Pc Outten tried to arrest him.
Afterwards, Pc Outten said he counted himself "very lucky" to survive, saying "thankfully" his head was hard enough to withstand the onslaught.