Birmingham Man Who Went On Rampage After Suspecting Wife Of Affair Jailed

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Mohammed Tabriz, who launched a machete attack after “suspecting his estranged wife of having an affair”, has been jailed.

The 36-year-old carried out the attacks on a man, woman and child at two addresses in the West Midlands on 6 December last year, and has been jailed for 28 years.

West Midlands Police said that “one of his adult victims was left with “significant and long-lasting injuries”.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how he first headed to an address in Hales Lane, Smethwick, where he stabbed the man in the head in the ruthless onslaught.

Tabriz, of Fentham Road, Aston, then travelled to an address in Penley Grove, Washwood Heath, where he knocked on the door before launching the second attack in which he stabbed the 28-year-old woman in the head with the blade – also injuring her two-year-old son.

He was convicted of three counts of attempted murder.

Tabriz was sentenced to 28 years for attempting to murder the 19-year-old man, 18 years for the woman and 12 years for her son, all to run concurrently.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Jamie Mason said, “Tabriz denied that he was responsible and sought to involve others to corroborate invented alibis, saying he was at home asleep at the time of the attacks, but we found compelling evidence which placed him at the scenes of the crimes.

“Tabriz had hired a car the day before and bought an orange fluorescent jacket, which he wore for one of the attacks. A label from the jacket was found in the hire car, but the jacket was missing.

“Analysis of Tabriz’s mobile phone also placed him in the vicinity of one of the attacks.

“Tabriz had suspected his estranged wife was having an affair and this is thought to have been what had motivated him to commit such acts of violence. His first victim has significant and long lasting injuries, both physical and psychological and both he and the woman have permanent scarring which is a daily reminder of their ordeal.”

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