Ahmed Bero jailed in absence for Tube knife attack

Ahmed Bero
Image caption Ahmed Bero failed to attend Blackfriars Crown Court for sentencing

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who slashed the face of a teenager on the London Tube.

Ahmed Bero, 23, of St Mary's Road, Gillingham, Kent, was jailed in his absence at Blackfriars Crown Court for the attack in October 2011.

Bero was sentenced to six years for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and two years for possessing a blade in a public place.

He was convicted at an earlier hearing and bailed to await sentencing.

The court was told the incident happened between Edgware Road and Marylebone tube stations on the Bakerloo line in October 2011.

Kurrim Buchanan suffered a 3in (7.6cm) cut to his face in the attack on a crowded rush-hour train. His friend, Boyd Maynard, suffered less serious injuries.

Bero was arrested less than 15 minutes after the attack by British Transport Police at Marylebone station.

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