South Yorkshire Man jailed following 'horrific' hammer attack

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

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.

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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.”