Convicted rapist Muhammed Rodwan has today been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for the savage machete attack on PC Stuart Outten.
Rodwan had been signalled to stop by PC Outten after his white van was shown as having no insurance.
Rodwan had initially failed to stop for officers but was bought to a stop after a short pursuit.
As PC Outten was asking Rodwan for his details, he became violent, punching PC Outten in the face.
During the struggle which then ensued, Rodwan pulled out a machete that he had kept in the front of his van and struck PC Outten over the head six times.
PC Outten sustained life-threatening injuries, including a fractured skull, but continued to try and detain Rodwan.
PC Outten’s taser initially failed to work on Rodwan.
But as Rodwan stood over a blood-soaked Outten, he was able to re-load his taser and fire another shot towards his attacker as he beared down on him with a machete.
Yesterday, Rodwan was found not guilty of attempted murder despite hitting the Met Officer over the head six times with a machete and despite continuing his attack when PC Outten was on the floor.
In sentencing Rodwan, Mrs Justice Carr said:
“This was a brutal and shocking attack on a police officer who was in the course of carrying out his duty”.
She told Rodwan that he had chosen to use excessive force with his machete and that she had not detected any remorse from Rodwan.
She added that Rodwan had been ‘arrogant’ when he told investigating officers that his life was more important than that of PC Outten’s.
Mrs Justice Carr told Rodwan that he continued to pose a risk to the public and that people had to be protected from people who carry and use knives.
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