February 7, 2018 1.56 pm This story is over 44 months old

Boston axe man jailed after chasing work colleague down the street

The victim had to be taken to hospital.

A 50-year-old man has been jailed for just under four years after chasing a colleague with an axe and injuring them.

Hamek Singh, of Freiston Road, Boston, was sentenced after pleading guilty on Monday, February 5 for possessing an axe in a public place, and attempted wounding with intent, at Lincoln Crown Court.

On August 18, 2017 police received a 999 call at 12.53pm. On arrival, officers found Singh had chased a work colleague with an axe following an argument, causing injuries to the victim’s hand and arm.

The victim was taken to hospital. Singh was arrested and remanded until appearing in court.

OIC DC Toby Manley, CID Boston, said: “We will not tolerate violent behaviour in public places. That is why it was important that this offender was arrested quickly, and given a prison sentence where he can have time to reflect on his decisions.

“It is simply wrong to attack anyone, especially in a public place where innocent members of the public could be harmed, and affected by what they see. This simply won’t be tolerated, and it was important that this offender was taken off the streets.

“I also want to thank the members of the public who witnessed and assisted with our investigation.

“This was pivotal in getting the offender of the streets and I want to thank them for their assistance.”

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