Takeaway worker Madni Ahmed who knifed gran, 86, to death as she protected grandson jailed for life

Takeaway worker Madni Ahmed was today sentenced to serve a minimum of 36 years in prison after Riasat Bi was found dead in her Birmingham home.

The 86-year-old woman had gone to her grandson's aid after Ahmed stabbed the 18-year-old in the back more than 15 times as he slept, in a case of mistaken identity.

He then turned the ten inch knife on Riasat as she tried to intervene and left her to die having suffered over 25 stab wounds.

Faizaan Javed, 18, was left paralysed and wheelchair-bound for life after part of his spine was severed during the vicious attack on July 12 last year.

Ahmed, from Stoke-on-Trent, was found guilty of murder, attempted murder, wounding with intent, possessing an offensive weapon and affray following a four-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Jailing Ahmed for life, Stoke on Trent Live reports Judge Wall said: "You have never admitted what you have done. The attacks were ferocious, you stabbed both multiple times.

"Each of your victims was vulnerable. Riasat Bi was elderly and Faizaan was utterly defenceless. You made a determined effort to end the life of Faizaan.

"The family will have to live the rest of their lives with a daily reminder of your callous brutality. It was premeditated."

After the sentence was handed down the court reportedly descended into chaos, as the two families shouted at each other.

Cops and court staff were forced to get involved, Stoke on Trent Live reports, as the judge had to leave the courtroom.

The court had heard following the attack Ahmed fled the house via an attic window after being confronted by another of the elderly woman's grandsons.

After suffering a slash wound to his arm, Ahmed ditched his blade in the roof guttering before jumping into a neighbour's garden.

His blood was later found on fence panels as he stumbled into another house, grabbing a separate knife from the kitchen.

After ditching his blood-soaked clothes, Ahmed then called a taxi to collect him from nearby adventure centre the Ackers Trust, and take him to a hostel in nearby Newtown.

Officers arrested him later that evening after tracing him to a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent via a mobile phone he had been using during the day.

A court heard how Ahmed knew Mr Javed's brother, Islam and that he may have been the intended victim.

He had ordered a haul of knives off the internet using his brother's ID before travelling from his home in Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham where he checked into a hostel.

The community was left reeling by the stabbings – with schools warning pupils should not walk home alone following the attack.

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