Two jailed for total of 30 years for Tamworth burglary and machete attack
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Two men have been jailed for a total of 30 years for attacking a man with a machete and brandishing weapons during a house burglary in Tamworth.
Hamayon Mahfozullah, and Jacob Collaire, both aged 26 and from Birmingham, were jailed for nine years each for wounding, and a further six years each for aggravated burglary.
They were found guilty of the offences at Stafford Crown Court.
The court heard that at 5pm on Monday 12 August 2019 a woman phoned police saying three masked men were trying to get into her house in Tarrant, Tamworth.
One masked man got in through an insecure door and threatened the householders. One man held a Taser-type device and is believed to have activated it. Another produced a machete. They made threats, asking for the whereabouts of another man and said to make sure ‘he knows Pedro is looking for him.’
Shortly afterwards, police received a call from the ambulance service about a stabbing at Thurne in Tamworth, just a few minutes away.
A man had asked for help, saying he had been walking down Bird’s Bush Road when a silver car pulled up and four men got out and threatened him, asking for the same man named at the burglary.
The first man thrust a knife at his stomach and he stepped aside, suffering a cut to his arm. He ran away, followed by the men and was caught up in an underpass where another man raised a machete at him and struck him. He suffered a serious wound to his arm as he tried to protect his head. He was taken to hospital with a deep cut to the bone on his arm and other wounds.
Intelligence work from detectives linked the name ‘Pedro’ to Mahfozullah.
On 15 August 2019 in a search at an address in Fallowfields Close, Bromsgrove, detectives seized drugs, blood-stained clothing, a machete and other weapons linked to the Tamworth crimes. Mahfozulluh, of Simmons Drive, Quinton, and Collaire, formerly of Handsworth, were arrested.
Detective Constable Grant Dixon, of Staffordshire Police, said: “The threat and then use of violence in this case was terrifying and it is fortunate that the victim managed to get away, despite sustaining serious injuries and loss of blood.
“We’re glad that Mahfozullah and Collaire are behind bars serving lengthy sentences.”
They were jailed on 24 June.