From minor argument to murderous horror smash: Crazed man jailed for mowing down Manchester partygoers

By Danielle Wainwright

A crazed driver who ploughed his car into a group of Manchester partygoers in a sick revenge plot has been jailed today for 20 years.

Aqab Hussain, 21, of Gateshead Close, Rusholme, was jailed for the attempted murder of four people which was caught on CCTV.

The incident occurred on John Dalton Street on August 21 2012 after he had an altercation with a group of men on Albert Square. 

It is thought that the argument escalated over a baseball cap.

Later that night Hussain hit three of the men and made no attempts to stop the car. Hussain is seen to drag one of the men with his car, with another man being ‘flipped over’.

One sustained a serious head injury and two others having significant injuries with another able to jump out of the way.

One of the victims was left with life-changing injuries.

Three days after the incident, Hussein fled the UK and was arrested seven weeks later at Manchester Airport.

Rachael Pavion, District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service North West, said: “Aqab Hussain used his car as a weapon, he sought revenge by driving at speed deliberately at the four men with a clear intention to kill.

“After he struck his victims, he drove from the scene and showed complete disregard for the harm he had caused.

“As a result, Aqab Hussain has been brought to justice and he must now take responsibility for his dangerous actions.”

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