#UK Watchdog considers whether police officers who got bravery awards acted too slowly #UKnews

#UK Watchdog considers whether police officers who got bravery awards acted too slowly #UKnews

#UK Watchdog considers whether police officers who got bravery awards acted too slowly #UKnews

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Watchdog considers whether police officers who got bravery awards for tackling samurai sword man acted too slowly

  • Ali Bhatti, 33, was excessive on medicine when he knifed Irfan Malik, 39, within the chest
  • He known as 999 3 times to say he was armed with a weapon and wished to kill
  • Two officers obtained bravery awards after tasering him earlier than he fell over

The police watchdog is assessing whether officers given bravery awards for tackling a person wielding a samurai sword might have stopped him stabbing two males.

Ali Bhatti, 33, was excessive on medicine when he knifed Irfan Malik, 39, within the chest and slashed one other man after crashing a bike a mile from his dwelling.

He known as 999 3 times to say he was armed with the weapon and wished to kill members of the general public on October 22 final yr.

Two officers obtained bravery awards after tasering him a number of instances earlier than he lastly fell to the bottom and was handcuffed in Crawley, West Sussex. 

But questions have been raised over whether PC Ryan Oakley and Sergeant James Arrol-Baker might have tackled him sooner as a substitute of ready for armed back-up to reach, stopping the stabbings. 

Now the Independent Office for Police Conduct is assessing if any motion ought to be taken following a report by Sussex Police.

Ali Bhatti, 33, (above) was high on drugs when he knifed Irfan Malik, 39, in the chest and slashed another man after crashing a motorbike a mile from his home

Ali Bhatti, 33, (above) was excessive on medicine when he knifed Irfan Malik, 39, within the chest and slashed one other man after crashing a bike a mile from his dwelling

Bhatti, from Crawley, who is schizophrenic, was final week given an indefinite hospital order after being discovered responsible of Mr Malik’s tried homicide and wounding one other man with intent.

Bhatti made three 999 calls earlier than he launched his assault warning that he wished to kill police and making threats towards his native mosque.

While nonetheless on the telephone to police, Bhatti left his home and rode a bike by Crawley, crashing the car then strolling alongside the street waving the samurai sword.

Former social employee Mr Malik, 39, recognised Bhatti so went to talk to him together with his pal Amjid Yasin, 51.

Bhatti then attacked the pair, leaving Mr Malik with wounds to the chest and forearm, and Mr Yasin with an damage to the shoulder.

PC Oakley and Sergeant Arrol-Baker then arrived and tasered Bhatti, earlier than pinning him to the bottom and handcuffing him.

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