Sabbir Ahmed and Muhammad Aktaruz Jaman Khan both pleaded guilty to firing the explosives into the Barking Care Home, with the fireworks starting a fire where victim Donna Stringer (right) was sleeping. As a result of the fire, she was left in a critical condition in the hospital for two months after the attack.
Scottish Sun(h/t Colin W) Ahmed, 23 (below) from Bethnal Green was jailed for six years while Khan (2nd below), also 23 from Bethnal Green, was sentenced to seven years jail after pleading guilty to charges of intending to destroy or damage property and being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
Police have since revealed they believe the firework was a “Roman Candle” firework that has five internal shots that are discharged after a fire is lit at the top.
The woman, who is confined to a wheelchair, was severely burnt on her arms and neck, with the 43-year-old also suffering from internal injuries after prolonged smoke inhalation in what police have described as a “heinous” crime. She was left in a critical condition for almost two months, including needing a tube to breath, after the attack on November 13, 2015.
The extent of their victim’s devastating injuries have since been revealed with Ms Stringer having fallen unconscious during the attack at her residential care home on Beccles Road, Barking.
Ms Stringer will never have the full use of her hands again, with her unable to walk for long periods of time and needing skin grafts on her throat. Despite having been discharged from hospital and returning to the care home, Ms Stringer also faces constant discomfort from her scars.
Other residents were also forced to relocate after the fire caused huge amounts of damage to the care home.