A man from Tower Hamlets has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after brutally stabbing his ex-girlfriend 18 times in a frenzied attack. Robin Ibrahim, 28, lured his ex-girlfriend to a car park in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, in June 2021 under the pretence of paying her back a substantial sum of money he owed her.
However, when they arrived at the car park, Ibrahim produced a knife and launched a savage attack on his ex-girlfriend, leaving her with life-threatening injuries. Thanks to the quick thinking and bravery of members of the public, including the victim’s sister, Ibrahim was eventually detained and arrested by the police.
Ibrahim was charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Basildon Crown Court on Friday, March 10.
Detective Constable Ollie Jones, who led the investigation, praised the bravery of the victim and the members of the public who intervened. He also noted that Ibrahim’s guilty plea was a testament to the overwhelming evidence against him.
“Ibrahim lied to his ex-girlfriend saying he had the substantial amount of money he owed her so she would agree to meet him. He then subjected her to a brutal, sustained attack where he stabbed her 18 times. I believe Ibrahim would’ve continued his savage attack had members of the public, including the victim’s sister, not rushed to her aid and detained Ibrahim until the police arrived,” said Jones.
“I would like to commend the victim for the bravery she has shown throughout. I hope Ibrahim being jailed for a substantial amount of time gives her a small part of closure. I’d also like to praise the members of the public for the courage they showed in rushing to the victim’s aid on the day, preventing her from enduring further injuries or worse.”
The victim was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and underwent emergency surgery. She has since been discharged and is continuing to recover from her injuries.
The case is a harrowing example of domestic violence and highlights the importance of taking swift action to protect victims of abuse. The bravery of the victim and the members of the public who intervened in this case should serve as an inspiration to others to speak out against violence and to take action to protect those who may be at risk.