Shocking moment a ‘cocky’ thug, 28, inspects the blood on his hands after stabbing a tram passenger and then poses in a shop window
- Osama Hussain knifed his male victim, 32, three times in the arm and back
- Despite bleeding heavily, the victim managed to film Hussain on his phone
- Separate CCTV footage shows thug admiring his bloody hands in a window
- Hussain, 28, from Birmingham, was today jailed for nine years for GBH
Posing in a shop window, this is the moment a thug admired the reflection of his blood-splatted hands after stabbing a tram passenger in an unprovoked daylight attack.
Osama Hussain, 28, knifed his 32-year-old victim three times in the arm and back – narrowly missing his spine – after he accidentally bumped into him on the tram.
Despite bleeding heavily, the heroic victim managed to film Hussain on his mobile phone, recording footage which eventually led to his arrest.
Separate CCTV also captured Hussain swaggering away from the scene, hurling a drink can to the ground and admiring his blood-splattered hands.
Hussain is then seen stopping to admire his reflection in a shop window before calmly walking away from the scene in Birmingham.
Today, Hussain was jailed for a total of nine years after admitting grievous bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon.
Birmingham Crown Court heard Hussain displayed ‘arrogant’, ‘cocky’ and ‘agitated’ behaviour after getting on the tram on July 22.
He picked an argument with another passenger and became abusive towards the conductor when he was asked to turn his music down and stop drinking.
As Hussain got off the tram at Bilston, West Midlands, he turned his attentions to the victim who accidentally knocked into him while getting off.
Hussain launched a tirade of abuse and followed the man up the stairs. There, he punched his victim in the head and body while holding a folding pocket knife.
The brave victim filmed Hussain on his mobile phone as he left the station. Following an appeal, he was arrested.
Speaking after the case, Detective Constable Tim Friend, from British Transport Police, said: ‘This was a completely unprovoked and callous attack which Hussain has offered no explanation for.
‘This could have been a lot worse; if the stab wound on the back had been an inch to one side or had Hussain’s fist, which concealed his knife, connected with the victim’s head at a certain angle, the outcome would have been very different.’
But he said the incident had changed the victim’s life.
‘This incident has left the victim with more than physical scars,’ he added.
‘It has deeply affected his outlook on life and he now feels constantly on edge, is fearful of leaving the house and suffers flashbacks.
‘While nothing can repair the harm Hussain did that day, we hope this lengthy sentence goes some way to helping the victim rebuild his life and I would like to commend his quick thinking which gave us the footage that allowed Hussain to be quickly identified.
‘Knives cost lives and we will do everything we can to trace offenders and put them before the courts who, as this case shows, are willing to take people like Hussain off the streets for a considerable amount of time to make the West Midlands a safer place for all.’