Rodwan, who has previous convictions for rape and other machete attacks, claimed he was acting in self-defence, saying ‘my life is worth more than his life’.
Despite the horrific nature of the attack, a jury found Rodwan cleared him of trying to kill the officer, instead finding him guilty of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
PC Outten said he was very lucky to be alive, adding that he was thankful that his head was hard enough to withstand the onslaught.
GW: So the perp had a 2 ft machete in his van????? – as one does – because one never knows when one will have to cut through a jungle of bamboo or harvest some sugar cane – in North London – because the stuff is growing EVERYWHERE mate. FFS! He’s a rapist as well & thinks his life is worth more than someone else’s for some reason. Never mind he was driving without insurance. Good Lord. He needs to do a stint in a mental hospital for everyone’s protection.