South Yorkshire Man jailed following 'horrific' hammer attack

A man has been jailed after he launched a ‘horrific’ attack with a hammer in Rotherham.

By Lloyd Bent
Thursday, 17th June 2021, 6:41 pm

Omar Ali, 28, was driving along Alma Road, Moorgate on 15 April (2021) when he spotted the victim, a man in his 30s, stood next to his car.

Ali pulled up alongside him and leapt out of his car wielding a hammer.

He struck the victim several times in the head, leaving him unconscious on the ground.

Omar Ali

Officers launched an investigation and Ali was arrested the following day before being charged with wounding with intent and failing to comply with a serious crime prevention order.

Ali, of Selwyn Street, Rotherham was sentenced yesterday (16 June) to 18 months imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court.

DC Rachel Scott said: “This was a horrific, frenzied attack that could easily have had a tragic outcome.

“Omar Ali demonstrated a blatant disregard for the victim’s welfare and will now have a prolonged period behind bars to consider his actions.”