Sep 5 2012 By Hannah Bewley
A MAN who used a stun gun on a young women during an attempted robbery has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
Daniel Lungu, 26, Barford Close, Hendon, was found guilty of attempted robbery, grievous bodily harm and possessing a prohibited weapon at Harrow Crown Court on September 4 and sentenced to nine years imprisonment.
On March 15 this year at 8.30am a 29-year-old female was leaving a block of flats in Chamberlayne Avenue, Kensal Rise, when Lungu grabbed hold of her by her clothing and used a stun gun against her neck and head.
He fired the stun gun roughly four times until the victim was knocked to the floor. The young woman managed to hold on to her handbag throughout the ordeal.
A neighbour heard the victim screaming in distress and approached Lungu with two golf clubs, at which point he fled into an alleyway between Edison Drive and Hirst Crescent.
Another male helped to chase Lungu through the estate and onto East Lane where police stopped the suspect.
Lungu was arrested for attempted robbery, grievous bodily harm and possessing a prohibited weapon and charged on March 16.
He denied the charges but a jury found him guilty.
Detective Constable Paul Sumner from Brent Police said, “We are pleased that Daniel Lungu has received a sentence proportionate with his offence. This was a despicable crime and this sentence sends out a clear message. Those contemplating committing these sorts of offences on our borough must expect that the full weight of the law will be brought to bear against them through the judicial system. The judge commended both men that intervened and help officers arrest the suspect."