Knife rampage schizophrenic detained

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Raheem Nawaz convicted for seven attempted murders

A PARANOID schizophrenic – convicted for seven attempted murders – has been detained.

Raheem Nawaz, 20, was given an unlimited restriction order to a secure facility for treatment following his appearance for sentencing at Bradford Crown Court.

Police said he will only be released if he is “deemed to have been successfully treated.”

The 20-year-old had previously admitted the attempted murder charges in connection with two violent incidents in Keighley overnight on 20th August where a number of people received knife wounds.

The first incident was at around 10.15pm on Victoria Road in which a 24-year-old man received stab wounds.

The second incident then occurred at around 12.30am near to the Livery Room pub on North Street during which a further seven people received injuries caused by a knife.

Det Supt Steve Payne who led the enquiry into the case, said: “We are pleased with the verdict which will ensure Raheem Nawaz will be kept off the streets for a long time to come.

“He is clearly a real danger to the public and on that night struck out at a man known to him and innocent strangers with a shocking level of violence which left victims with some horrendous injuries.

“I would like to thank members of the public for their brave intervention in this incident and it is likely their actions to restrain and disarm this man may well have saved lives.”

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