Monday 11th June 2007, PC Jon Henry was attending
to a 999 call from two members of the public after a man,
said by witnesses to be a window cleaner, was attacked
with a knife in Luton town centre.
The police constable attended in a marked police car and
was with a number of other officers when he was wounded.
Two other people were also attacked, one quite
Police used a baton round and Taser electric stun gun to
restrain the knifeman.
Jon Henry was taken by
ambulance to the Luton & unstable hospital but dies
shortly after from his injuries.
March 2009, At Luton
Crown Court, Obih, of Winsdon Road, Luton, denied
murdering PC Jon Henry in Luton town centre, but admitted
killing him on grounds of diminished responsibility. He
also denied the attempted murder of Mr Knight and
another window cleaner.
The court heard that Obih,
known as Tennyson, stabbed Mr Knight's colleague in the
back and stabbed PC Jon Henry twice in the chest.
Obih faced separate charges of aggravated burglary and
assault, which relate to an incident earlier that day.
Obih was diagnosed with
paranoid schizophrenia in 2005, the defence claimed this
is why he was claiming diminished responsibility. The
prosecution claimed his medication was working well, and
on the day of the crime he was of sound mind.
Tuesday 24th March 2009. Obih is found guilty at
Luton Crown Court.
Sentenced to life, with a
minimum of 25 years, he was also found guilty of
attempted murder of the other window cleaner.
The judge said "You are
at present a highly dangerous man and there is a very
serious risk to the public of your committing further
specified offences of violence if released. Indeed, it
is possible that it will never be safe to release you at