A man has been jailed for repeatedly slashing a police officer with a machete in a “brutal and shocking” attack.
Muhammad Rodwan, , from Luton, slashed PC Stuart Outten, 56, after the van driver was pulled over by officers in Leyton, east London, in August.
Despite his injuries, the PC managed to Taser Rodwan twice, subduing him.
Jailing him for years, Mrs Justice Carr said “arrogant” Rodwan had shown “not a shred of remorse or insight”.
A jury at the Old Bailey convicted him on Thursday of wounding but acquitted him of attempted murder .
PC Outten suffered wounds to his head and hand from a 2ft-long blade after stopping Rodwan’s white van for having no insurance.
He also suffered slash wounds to his arm, several broken fingers and three severed tendons in one hand.
The judge told Rodwan : “This was a brutal and a shocking attack with a machete on a police officer carrying out his duties.”
She told Rodwan the situation was entirely of his own making, carried out while he was “in a rage”.
The judge added he had shown “belligerent arrogance”.
During his trial, the defendant said he did not know Pc Outten had a Taser and had raised the machete up to “try to scare him away from me “.
Graphic footage from the police officer’s body worn camera showed Rodwan punching the officer before grabbing a sharpened machete as Pc Outten tried to arrest him.