Courageous nurse saves patients after knife-wielding man bursts into A&E

CCTV has captured the moment a courageous nurse moved patients to safety after a man stormed a hospital armed with a knife.

Yusuf Aka had just stabbed a man outside Leicester Royal Infirmary before running into a packed A&E.

Aka, who is 22 years old, hurled computers across the room as the nurse moved patients out of the way.

The incident happened shortly after 2am on January 16 this year.

Aka approached two men who were leaving the hospital before lunging and stabbing one of them in the back.

Aka, who is from Leicester, chased them before turning back and going into the hospital where he damaged hospital equipment.

Yusuf Aka has been jailed for five years after the incident in January this year. Credit: Leicestershire Police

A nurse quickly spotted the danger and moved patients out of the way. Her actions have now been praised by police as Aka is jailed for five years.

DC Chris Symmonds, from Leicestershire Police, said: "This was a terrifying experience not only for the victim who was stabbed, but also for the many members of the public and staff who were present that morning."

He added: "Aka carried on his rampage oblivious to the panic breaking out behind him.

"The actions of members of staff who quickly took control of the situation, and led people out of his way without a thought for their own safety, was commendable, and they should be proud of what they accomplished."

Aka pleaded guilty to Section 18 grievous bodily harm (GBH) wounding with intent, affray and possession of an offensive weapon when he appeared at a hearing in May.

On Friday (24 August), he was sentenced to five years in jail for GBH. He will serve 16 months concurrently for affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will also be subject to five years on licence when he is released.