No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ Philip Bradley QC sees prisoner convicted of attempted murder charges

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

A prisoner who argued he was clinically insane when he attacked three guards and a fellow inmate at prisons in Norfolk, Lincoln and Wakefield has been convicted on three charges of attempted murder.

Philip Bradley QC, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court Aklakur Rahman had used makeshift weapons including razors and pieces of masonry during the attacks.

Mr Bradley said one psychiatrist diagnosed Rahman as suffering from paranoid psychosis at the time of the incidents and two others diagnosed him as having paranoid schizophrenia.

"Aklakur Rahman does not dispute the fact that he assaulted the men. His defence is that at the time he was clinically insane," Mr Bradley said.

Rahman, originally from Ipswich, was found guilty of attempting to murder Derek Walker and fellow inmate David Sutton at HMP Wayland, near Thetford, on 21 July 2017.

He was also convicted of attempting to murder Sean Humphries, following an attack at Lincoln Prison two days later.

Rahman was also found guilty of wounding Daniel Preston with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm, at HMP Wakefield jail on 16 August 2017.

Rahman, in evidence, said angels had told him to kill people and told him he would be punished if he did not follow their instructions.

The hearing was adjourned for further psychiatric reports and Rahman was remanded in custody.

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