Man jailed for vicious bottle attack in Cricklewood store

Mohammed Azam has been jailed for five years

Mohammed Azam has been jailed for five years - Credit: Archant

Mohammed Azam, from Walthamstow, east London, assaulted shopper following row over queue-jumping

A man who attacked a shopper with a broken bottle during a row over queue-jumping in a Cricklewood supermarket has been jailed for five years.

Mohammed Azam, 46, carried out his brutal assault leaving his victim with severe hand injuries in Bestway Cash & Carry, Geron Way, in June last year.

Wood Green Crown Court heard the 50-year-old victim was attacked after he challenged Azam for pushing to the front of a queue he was in.

Azam initially swore at him before telling him he would “wait outside” and “teach him a lesson” as they argued.

After both men paid for their goods Azam took a bottle from his shopping trolley, broke it on the side and attacked his victim with it.

The victim suffered two cut tendons to his fingers trying to protect himself.

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Azam, who is from Walthamstow, east London, fled the scene but later gave himself into police.

He had denied any wrong doing claiming he had acted in self defence but last week he was jailed after being convicted of wounding with intent to do Grievous Bodily Harm.

DC Damon Carr of Barnet Police said: “An argument over someone pushing in has left one man injured and another in prison.

“This should be a warning that an attack with any weapon is serious, but when someone is wounded to such an extent that they require surgery, the perpetrator of the assault can expect the consequences to be severe.”