Jail for man who attacked two strangers

Date published: 21 March 2018 13:23
Dated: 21 March 2018 13:22:50

A man, who assaulted two strangers on Boxing Day last year is now spending time behind bars.

Abush Nagash, 22, of Owler Lane, Sheffield, attacked two men within just minutes of each other as they walked along Elmham Road, Darnall on the evening of December 26 2017.

The first victim, a 78-year-old man, was pushed to the floor by Nagash before being further assaulted as he tried to get up and run from the area. As members of the public came to the man’s aid, as he tried to hide down an alleyway, Nagash fled.

Just moments later, a 48-year-old man was assaulted, as he walked from Elmham Road on to Waverley Road. Nagash walked up to the victim before punching him in the face several times.

Sergeant Kevin Smith, for Darnall, said: “These incidents understandably caused concern within the local community and left both victim’s incredibly shaken by what happened. Thankfully, they only sustained minor injuries but Nagash’s actions have still had a significant impact on them.

“Nagash was arrested later that evening, after his wallet was found at the scene. I hope that members of the local community feel reassured by the quick action taken by officers, who all work incredibly hard to keep our communities safe.”

Nagash pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was jailed for four months at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Monday 19 March.

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