Three men have been jailed for a brutal machete attack in broad daylight that left a man with life-threatening injuries.
Amir Hussain, 23, and brothers Zain Islam, also 23, and Hussan Yousaf, 21, were caught on CCTV launching the savage assault.
All three denied attempted murder but were found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court and jailed for a total of 43 years on Monday.
Hussain, of Bordesley Green, Birmingham, was jailed for 17 years while Islam and Yousaf, both from Small Heath, were handed 13-year sentences.
The trio had chased the 23-year-old victim, who was driving his mum to a doctor’s appointment, in a stolen pick-up truck on May 22 in Small Heath, Birmingham, forcing him to plough into bollards.
As the victim pleaded for his mother to be spared, Hussain launched the attack, hacking at him with the 12-inch blade.
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CCTV footage shows the victim staggering around while clutching his torso as his attackers sped off.
He was left with his stomach sliced open and a deep cut to his arm.
The trio were eventually found after police first retrieved the car – which contained traces of the victim’s blood as well as Yousaf’s fingerprints – and later received a tip-off as to their whereabouts.
They were found lying low in a hotel room in Attercliffe, near Sheffield on June 6. Drugs were also recovered from the room plus almost £6,500 in cash.
After the sentencing, Detective Constable Darren English, from West Midlands Police, said: “This was a savage attack that left the victim with life threatening injuries – in fact, had it not been for the swift actions of a nurse who ran to his aid he may well have died.
“The Fiat 4×4 passed the victim’s Audi Q7 moments after he set off to take his mum to the doctor. It reversed at speed for about 200 metres before swinging into a driveway and giving chase.”
He added: “The victim – who has not been able to provide a motive for attack – was understandably panicked and in his bid to get away collided with bollards and a wall.
“He pleaded with the men – who he knew from the local area – for calm and urged them not to hurt his mother. But Hussain immediately began hitting out with the machete.
“The victim was placed in an induced coma and thankfully pulled through following surgery – but he has been left with scarring and the psychological impact of such a traumatic event.
“I’m pleased the courts have taken these three dangerous men out of society for a significant period of time.”