A PARANOID schizophrenic drove into a multi-storey car park and drove into a woman in an attempt to kill her.

Afrax Ahmed has been given an indefinite hospital order after admitting attempted murder and assault.

It follows the 30-year-old's rampage at the Amazon warehouse in Tilbury on July 12 last year.

Ahmed had driven to the warehouse, entered the multi-storey car park and driven to the first floor. He spotted the woman, who was near her car, and accelerated and crashed straight into her.

The woman suffered a degloving of her shin - meaning the top layers of skin were ripped from the bone, along with injuries to her thigh, and a fractured pelvis.

Ahmed then jumped out of his car and ran to the reception area, shouting "I will kill you, I don't care, I have already killed someone in the car park".

Other Amazon workers ran to the woman's aid and attempted to calm Ahmed, but he then kicked another woman as she walked away from him, causing two broken ribs.

After Ahmed was arrested, he assaulted a health worker the following day in the cells, causing bruises to her thighs.


When questioned by police, Ahmed, of Peartree Way, London, claimed he still had an ongoing grievance with Amazon, of which he was a former employee, and that he never meant to hit anyone with his car.

But he later admitted attempted murder, causing actual bodily harm, and assaulting an emergency worker.

At Basildon Crown Court, Judge Samantha Leigh said: "Texts and emails show the bizarre nature and the fact that he believed he had an ongoing issue with Amazon, and he was dealing with it and what he perceived as a persecution of him by them.

"It wasn't real, it was in his mind because of the condition he was suffering.

"There are still issues with the pelvic injury, and the injuries will take an awfully long time to heal.

"Every time she looks down at her leg she will see the scars that are there. She was a young lady, and obviously having permanent scars on your legs are always going to provoke questions, and feelings of embarrassment.

"That is something she is going to have to live with for the rest of her life."

Judge Leigh said she was satisfied that the most appropriate sentence was a hospital order under the mental health act, with a section 41 restriction, meaning he must live at a specific address to receive treatment.