Robber was in prison for 14 years after stabbing two men and then pushing 18-year-old girl from four and four balconies
Robber jailed for 14 years for pushing wife, 18, over fourth balcony and 50 FEET to the floor in luxury apartment after rejecting him at pre-trial party
- Yusuf Ali, 20, stabbed two men and pushed an 18-year-old girl off the balcony last August
- She has fractured her neck, but has since made a “miraculous recovery.”
- The incident occurred after a fight broke out in a flat in Southwark, South London
- Ali, from Lambeth, was imprisoned today for 14 years after a trial at Croydon Crown Court
20-year-old Yusuf Ali was jailed today for 14 years after stabbing two men and pushing an 18-year-old girl off a fourth-floor balcony when he turned down his advances on a “ trial trial. ”
A robber who stabbed two men and pushed an eighteen-year-old girl from a fourth-floor balcony when she turned down his advances at a ‘prep party’ was jailed today for 14 years.
A fight broke out in an apartment in the luxurious Empire Square block in Southwark, South London, when a rival group of men turned up and Ali Yusuf, 20, armed with a knife from the kitchen.
Ali was on bail pending trial for looting a cell phone store in May 2018 on Holloway Road, North London, when £ 30,469 worth of smartphones were taken.
On August 3, 2019, he rented flat 50 at the block, twelve days before his trial at Blackfriars Crown Court would commence.
Guests arrived shortly after midnight and he started harassing his victim at the event, pulling off her wig and putting her hands through the rips in her jeans.
After the fight broke out, Ali stabbed two men and pushed the screaming teenager off the balcony.
She suffered fractures to her neck, back and pelvis and was in a wheelchair for several weeks, but has since made a ‘miraculous recovery’.
Ali walked past her on the floor and covered his face with his t-shirt in an attempt to escape, but was arrested on the spot.
Judge Nicholas Ainley said to Ali, “This was going to be a trial party, and a few girls came by after midnight.
“You did not know the victim and she did not know you. There was kind of a fight between you when you took the wig she was wearing. You had been drinking clearly.
“A group of young men came and these were young men who were clearly in a different group than you. The atmosphere quickly turned violent.
“You have a knife, it seems, the kitchen.
“There was a chase down the hall outside the flat. She ran away. Some of these young men had run away. You managed to get a few at the end of the hall and stabbed them.
Police on site at Empire Square block on Long Lane in Southwark, East London, where a fight broke out on 3 August 2019 after Ali rented flat 50 at the apartment building
“She had run away. She had run down the hall where these two men had been stabbed. She hoped to get off the elevator. What you did was run towards her, and like I said, she was small and small, she had no weapon and she was no threat to you.
“You caught up with her and threw her on the balcony. She dropped a light source and dropped 15 meters to the ground.
“I thought it was a miracle in this case that she survived at all, and even more amazingly she has the recovery she has.”
In a preliminary report, a probation officer stated, “His behavior that night indicates a violent frenzy in which he was determined to harm others around him.”
Snapchat footage obtained by the police revealed that Ali harassed the victim when she arrived at the party by placing his hands on her thigh through the tear in her jeans with his other hand around her throat and saying, ‘This is what I do in the bedroom ‘.
But the court heard that Ali maintains his innocence.
Ali, from Lambeth, was convicted of serious bodily harm, suffering and possession of an offensive weapon after a trial at Croydon Crown Court.
He was sentenced to 10 years for serious bodily harm and sentenced to four years in prison for the robbery. A simultaneous two-year sentence was sentenced for the victim and not a separate sentence for possession of an assault weapon.