Teenager jailed after 'shocking and brutal' machete attack in Nelson

A man has been sentenced after admitting the serious assault of two men during disorder in Nelson.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 3:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 3:50 pm

Nasar Ahmed (19), of Reedyford Road, Nelson, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court following a violent attack last year.

Police had been called around 1-15am on July 16th after reports a number of men carrying machetes and bats had been involved in a fight in the Brunswick Street area.

Officers attended and a 19-year-old man was found at the scene having suffered serious injuries to his legs and hand.

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A second man, also aged 19, was found to have suffered a serious injury his back.

Both men were taken to hospital for treatment.

Detectives quickly established Ahmed had been involved in a dispute with one of the victims on July 15th. He later confronted both men with a machete, leaving them with devastating injuries.

Ahmed was arrested by police and later charged with two counts of attempted murder.

At court Ahmed pleaded guilty to two counts of Section 18 wounding and was jailed for 11 years at a Young Offender Institute.

Det. Con. Hannah Brown, of Burnley CID, said: “This was a shocking and brutal attack which left the victims with serious injuries.

“Ahmed had been involved with a dispute with one of the victims a day earlier on July 15.

“He confronted the victims, parked in a car, attacking both before leaving them badly injured. It was fortunate no-one was more seriously harmed.

“Nasar Ahmed is clearly a violent individual and the jail term reflects the gravity of his actions.”