The victim of an attempted murder at a west Ealing office has spoken out over his struggle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the sentencing of his attacker.
Mohammed Himedan, of Fry Road, Brent, was jailed for 25 years on Monday (November 7) for the attempted murder of Lee Stalham.
Himedan took a knife into Your Company Mobiles' office in 84 Uxbridge Road, where he used to work, and stabbed his former colleague multiple times on February 10 this year.
The attack has left Mr Stalham requiring treatment for PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks along with nerve damage so sever he needs to take morphine.
Speaking to getwestlondon outside Isleworth Crown Court on Monday (November 7), Mr Stalham said: "This has had a major impact on both myself and my family as well as my friends.
"The whole incident was obviously very upsetting for my friends and family.
"For me I have been suffering with PTSD which I have to go to weekly meetings and physically it's permanently damaged my right hand which is my dominant arm, affecting my ability to write and basic things like holding a knife and folk properly.
"Just pretty much anything you can do with your right hand has been significantly affected."
Himedan, who pleaded not guilty, was given a custodial sentence of 25 years and will serve a further four years on licence.
A jury had found the Dutch national guilty, unanimously, of attempted murder, inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH) and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
The 25-year-old, who the court heard did not suffer from any mental disorder or disability, attacked the victim in a "downwards" motion with the knife at his desk, while telling the victim he had "killed" Himedan's father.
But at a previous hearing, jurors were told Himedan's dad is alive.
Speaking to getwestlondon outside court following the sentencing Mr Stalham's mother, Jane Treacy, said: "It's been enormous the impact.
"It's been enormous on all of us not only is my son in counselling, and his workmates, but I'm also in counselling."
The court heard that a number of Mr Stalham's colleagues who witnessed the attack are also receiving counselling.
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