A 29-year-old has been jailed for 12 years after he stabbed a man in the head behind a hotel in Hounslow.
Abdisalem Ali, of Canterbury Road, Feltham, inflicted his victim with life threatening injuries after he stabbed him behind the Ramada hotel, in Lampton Road, at around 2.45pm on January 5.
Following enquiries, Ali was arrested on January 11, charged with wounding with intent and remanded in custody until his trial on June 7.
Two days later, on June 9, a jury unanimously found him guilty of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.
He was sentenced to 12 years in prison on July 7.
His custodial sentence of 12 years imprisonment for wounding will run alongside a sentence of 2 years imprisonment for the possession of an offensive weapon.
Acting detective sergeant Tony Williams from Hounslow Police said: "Ali carried out a vicious attack on a member of the public for which he has received an extended term of imprisonment which reflects the severity of his crime.
"The Metropolitan Police will continue to put away those that choose to carry and use a knife".
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