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Three jailed for vicious machete attack in South Ockendon

Left to right: Talliq Mwalim, Jay Hursham and Bradley Dulieu (Credit: Essex Police) 

Three men have been jailed for a total of 57 years for carrying out a brutal attack in South Ockendon.

Bradley Dulieu, Talliq Mwalim and Jay Hursham started pursing the victim, who was driving towards Arisdale Close, shortly before 12.35am on 1 July 2020. 

They hit him with their car and as he tried to get away on foot they chased him with machetes and attacked him. 

The men then got back in their car and drove off, leaving him for dead. The victim was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with life-changing injuries.

A witness was able to tell officers part of the registration for their car and it was sighted in Brentwood at around 1.15am. 

Officers started chasing the BMW after it refused to stop. The suspects drove down the wrong way of the A127 at speeds of between 80mph and 85mph in an attempt to escape. 

The officers used “tactical contact” to bring the car to a stop in Rosebury Gardens, Upminster, where the people inside tried to flee on foot.

Dulieu, 22, was driving and was detained in the car while Mwalim, 20, was arrested following a short foot chase. 

Hursham, 23, made off over several residents’ fences and through their gardens before trying to hide inside a hot tub.

Armed officers, guided by a police helicopter, surrounded the hot tub, pulled Hursham out and found he was covered in blood.

Following a trial at Basildon Crown Court in December, Hursham and Mwalim were convicted of attempted murder while Dulieu was found guilty of GBH with intent. 

At the same court yesterday, Hursham, of Anton Road, South Ockendon, was sentenced to 24 years in prison. 

Mwalim, of Rosebury Gardens, Upminster, was jailed for 23 years while Dulieu, of Heathway, Dagenham, was given 10 years in prison.

Detective Superintendent Natalia Ross said: “This was a brutal and prolonged attack where these three men subjected the victim to extreme violence.

“They had armed themselves and hunted him down with the clear intent to leave him with significant injuries. Such was the ferocity of this attack, he is lucky to be alive.

“Then in an attempt to escape justice, Hursham, Mwalim, and Dulieu put the safety of dozens of other people at risk by travelling at high speed on the wrong way on a busy road.

“Their reckless actions show how little they value life.”

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