A man who "took it upon himself to launch a knife attack" on three pub-goers after a dispute has been jailed.
He attacked a group of men with a knife as they walked to Harrow-on-the-Hill underground station, along College Road, in the early hours of July 9 this year.
The victims, and Mahmood’s friends, had been inside The Harrow public house when an argument broke out between the groups.
Mahmood, who was not present at the pub, approached the victims as they left the venue.
The attack left the men with cuts and stab wounds, with one victim sustaining serious injuries to his groin area.
CPS London North reviewing lawyer, Elizabeth Lockwood, said: "This incident stemmed from a dispute earlier on in the evening, one that did not involve Mahmood.
"However, he took it upon himself to launch a knife attack on a group of unarmed young men.
"The attack was clearly caught on CCTV and as a result of the strong case against him, Mahmood had little choice but to plead guilty to his crimes.
"This is an individual who inflicted serious injuries to his victims using a knife. He will now serve time in prison as a result of his crimes.”
The incident was witnessed by a scout leader who was waiting at nearby Harrow bus station at the time of the attack.
Hero first aider Martin Magowan, 33, from Ruislip, saved the life of one of the men stabbed, by using his shirt to stem his blood loss.
Jailed man had breached a previous suspended sentence
Mahmood received a total of 27 months imprisonment.
He was sentenced to 26 months in jail for two counts of unlawful wounding, five months for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, five months for affray and five months for having an offensive weapon all to run concurrently.
He also sentenced to one month in prison for breaching a previous suspended sentence by committing further crime to run consecutively.
Mahmood had previously admitted the crimes during a court hearing on October 5.
Two additional counts of wounding with intent were left to lie on file, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.
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