A NIGHTCLUB doorman was stabbed in the head and his colleague had a knife thrust into his back in a revenge attack by an angry reveller.
Mohammed Rashid, 36, “bided his time” before targeting one of the victims at Buzz Bar in Wakefield city centre because he was angry at being ejected from a nightclub on a previous occasion.
Leeds Crown Court heard Rashid could have been facing a murder charge had he not been so drunk and “incompetent” at the time of the cowardly attack.
Rashid was jailed for six and a half years over the attack which took place in the early hours of New Year’s Day last year.
CCTV footage showed Rashid waiting until the doorman’s back was turned in the doorway of the bar before stabbing him in the head with a lock-knife.
Another doorman tried to restrain Rashid but was stabbed in the back. A man queueing to go into the bar also suffered a knife wound during the struggle. Rashid then said to the doorman with the head wound: “Do you remember me?” The doorman then recalled an incident when he had ejected Rashid from a nightclub in Huddersfield. Rashid had told him at the time: “One day I will be back.”
The three men injured in the incident needed hospital treatment but were not seriously hurt. Rashid, of Grantley Street, Wakefield pleaded guilty to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and two offences of assault occasioning actual bodily.
Recorder Richard Wright, QC, said: “This was a horrifying outburst of violence by you. Had it not been for the fact that you were fairly incompetent and failed to cause serious injury you may well have killed him.”