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Man jailed over ‘Rambo’ style knife attack

05 October, 2018 - 17:50
Tahim Chowdhury, who stabbed two men with a “Rambo” style knife in Ipswich, has been jailed for four years. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Tahim Chowdhury, who stabbed two men with a “Rambo” style knife in Ipswich, has been jailed for four years. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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A 21-year-old man who was involved in an attack where two men were stabbed with a “Rambo” style knife in Ipswich has been jailed for four years.

Tahim Chowdhury, who stabbed two men with a “Rambo” style knife in Ipswich, has been jailed for four years. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYTahim Chowdhury, who stabbed two men with a “Rambo” style knife in Ipswich, has been jailed for four years. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Tahim Chowdhury, of no fixed address, admitted unlawfully wounding Liam Smy and Anthony Wood on October 3, 2016.

He had previously denied wounding the two men with intent to cause them grievous bodily harm and these pleas were accepted by the prosecution.

Chowdhury also admitted having a hunting knife in Whitland Close on October 3.

He was jailed for four years with a three year extended licence period.

Also before the court was a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named because of his age, who admitted affray and was given an 18 month youth rehabilitation order, 120 hours unpaid work and a three month curfew.

Both defendants were given restraining orders banning them from contacting Mr Wood and Mr Smy.

The court had heard that Mr Smy and Mr Wood, who are both 19, were in Whitland Close when they were approached by two males wearing balaclavas.

One of the men pulled out a “Rambo-style” knife with a seven inch blade and Mr Smy was stabbed in the back and Mr Wood was chased and stabbed in the hand and head after going to his friend’s aid.

Miss Eley said that Mr Wood had described the weapon as being “the sort of knife you would see in a scary movie”.

“He froze as he saw the knife pulled out. He thought someone was going to lose their life,” said Miss Eley.

Mr Wood jumped over a car bonnet in a bid to escape but suffered wounds to his head and hand after being attacked with the knife when he slipped on grass, alleged Miss Eley.

Realising he was bleeding heavily he went to Mr Smy’s home where he found Mr Smy in the kitchen covered in blood.

They were taken to hospital where Mr Smy was found to have a hole in his diaphragm which required surgery. Mr Wood had seven stitches in a cut on the back of his head. He also had a cut on his hand.

The court heard that at the time of the offences Mr Wood had been in a relationship with Chowdhury’s ex-girlfriend.

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