February 4, 2023

Abdul Malik, 29,

Abdul Malik, 29, showed ‘no remorse’ at his trial despite hearing about his victim’s trauma (Picture: SWNS/UKNIP)

A man who pulled out a 7-inch kitchen knife during a sexual encounter and quietly slit his date’s throat and genitals has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Takeaway worker Abdul Malik, 29, tried to kill the screaming man when he begged him to stop after luring him back to his bedroom in Dymchurch, Kent.

The victim says the horrific experience “changed him as a person,” suffers from flashbacks, and has since “lost” his career.

‘Remorseless’ Malik listened blankly to an account of his victim’s trauma before a jury unanimously convicted him of attempted murder in October.

Jurors acquitted Malik of rape charges and attempted to rape the man before slitting his throat.

There were no warning signs before he inflicted 12 knife wounds on the man’s body during the ‘frenzied’ attack on January 11, Canterbury Crown Court heard.

But Malik “suddenly stopped, removed the chair blocking the door and let his victim go.”

The blood-covered man ran past Malik’s housemates, who had gathered on the landing, and fell down a flight of stairs.

Abdul Malik.  See SWNS story SWLSslash.  A takeaway worker who tried to kill a man in his bedroom during a date has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.  Abdul Malik, 29, repeatedly stabbed and slashed the screaming man's throat - inflicting 12 knife wounds - after luring him to the bedroom of his home.  During a sexual encounter on the evening of January 11, at Malik's home in Dymchurch, Kent, he quietly inflicted multiple stab wounds, including to the genitals.  warning and slit the victim's throat, before repeatedly slicing and stabbing his body.

Malik (pictured) has been sentenced to 28 years in prison (Picture: Kent Police/SWNS.COM)

He managed to get to his vehicle and dial 999, but then crashed into the nearby railing.

Fearing for his life, he locked the doors of the vehicle and waited 25 minutes for paramedics and police.

He could have died had he not escaped and received urgent medical treatment, it was said at trial.

The brave victim remembered the attack before trial and told jurors that the knife against his throat felt like “barbed wire.”

“In that moment I knew I was going to be killed in that room — he then stabbed my stomach,” he said. “I screamed for help, begged him to stop, but he just kept silent.”

The man said he hoped Malik’s housemates would come to his aid and that the brutal attack “seemed like an eternity.”

Describing how he felt when he got out, he said, “The shock hit me, I just went numb. I then thought it was just the neck [which had been attacked].’

He added: “I feel like the attack has changed who I am as a person, I am no longer the happy person I once was.

A man who left his victim with serious stab wounds after an attack in Dymchurch has been sentenced to prison.  Abdul Malik attacked a man known to him in the early hours of Wednesday, January 12, 2022 on a property in the main street of the village.  The 29-year-old inflicted more than 10 wounds with a kitchen knife before the man managed to take the property.  The victim got into a car to drive away from the attacker, but collided with metal barriers nearby.  Emergency services arrived at the scene and the victim was taken to a hospital in London with serious injuries.  Malik was arrested by police at nearby Burmarsh Road.  On Tuesday 4 October 2022, Malik, of High Street, Dymchurch, was found guilty of attempted murder following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court.  On Tuesday, December 20, he was sentenced to 28 years in prison and had to serve a further two years of probation after that period.  Detective Constable Max Pegler, Kent Police's investigating officer, said: 'This was an extremely disturbing incident and it is only thanks to the response of medics that we are not dealing with an even more serious case.

Emergency services rushed to help and the victim was taken to a hospital in London with serious injuries (Photo: UkNewsinPictures)

“Now I have to sleep with the light on, I don’t like being alone in dark rooms, that brings flashbacks.”

The victim also revealed how seeing emergency lights or a person rummaging through their pockets triggers flashbacks.

Judge Simon James told Malik he was “ruthless” and that his actions were “frenzied, persistent and protracted.”

He added: “You took out an 7-inch kitchen knife and without any warning or motive you slit your victim’s throat, before repeatedly slicing and stabbing his body.”

Malik will have to serve at least two-thirds of his prison sentence before being eligible for parole, then another two with a license.

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