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Mark Hosang: jailed

Homerton man jailed for hammer attack

THE SENTENCE was 13 years’ imprisonment when Mark Hosang, 49, of Paragon Road, Hackney returned to the Old Bailey on 31st January. The sentence comprised ten years in jail and an extended licence period of three years and has recently been made public.

Hosang had pleaded guilty to committing Grievous Bodily Harm at an earlier hearing, having assaulted a women in her 40s in the early hours of Wednesday, 12th July 2019. The woman was known to Hosang, and the attack took place at a residential address in Paragon Road.

It was 6.25am when a member of the public called the emergency services and said that a woman’s screams had been heard coming from the premises in Paragon Road. The police and the London Ambulance Service attended and found the victim, who had three significant head wounds an appeared to have a broken arm.

The police established that Hosang had attacked the victim wih a hammer, causing the head wound and injuring her arm as she tried to shield herself from the attack. Hosang was arrested at the scene.

Detective Constable Mark Symonds, from the Central East Command Unit led the investigation and said, “This was a sustained, brutal attack, aggravated by the use of a weapon which could have easily had fatal consequences. I would like to praise the bravery of the victim who has shown great courage and resilience in supporting this investigation. The professionalism and care of staff at the Royal London Hospital has enabled her to make significant improvements in her recovery and I can only hope the sentence handed down to Hosang further aids this.

“I would also like to praise the actions of the passer-by who called police – their actions allowed us respond swiftly and arrest Hosang while his victim could receive immediate medical attention. I would always encourage anyone to call police if they see someone else in trouble. Your actions could save a life.”

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