A JEALOUS Dewsbury husband has been jailed for four years after he sliced part of a man’s ear off with a machete, because he saw him speaking to his wife.
Leeds Crown Court heard that Ajmal Mahroof (pictured) attacked the victim near Hyrstlands Park, Batley, on October 17 last year.
The 37-year-old’s wife was waiting for her husband in the park at around 1pm when the victim walked over to her to say ‘hi’ because she was a friend of his girlfriend.
Prosecutor Carmel Pearson said Mahroof’s partner told the victim “not to stop and talk, saying her husband would be along”.
The victim walked away, but Mahroof pulled up alongside him in his car before jumping out and producing a machete. Father-of-five Mahroof, of Headfield Road in Dewsbury, said to the victim: “You have been talking to my wife, why?”
He then hit him on the side of the head, cutting his ear, before hitting him again, causing cuts to his fingers, and then striking a third blow which cut part of his ear off. The victim had to have his ear stitched back together after the attack.
Mahroof pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding with intent and one of possession of a blade in public.
Jailing Mahroof, Judge Mushtaq Khokhar said: “This particular incident is concerning because you did not know (the victim) from Adam. It was just because you saw him talking to your partner. What took place between them was simply an exchange of greetings.”