A man from Nottingham has been jailed for attacking his ex-wife with a knife.

Zaher Bashir, 41, attacked his former partner back in April before passers-by intervened to help her.

Police said he drove into the car his ex-wife and step-daughter were in, got out, smashed their car’s passenger window and after his ex-partner got out, he attacked her with a knife and drove into her twice.

The victim suffered a large cut to her cheek, and her daughter, who was in a car with her, sustained hand cuts as she tried to protect her mother, officers said.

Bashir was sentenced to 10 and a half years in jail.

Bashir, of Berridge Road Central, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm, dangerous driving and breaching a restraining order.

Det Con Glenn Finbow said: “This was a shocking and savage attack which, without the brave intervention of the members of the public, could have easily resulted in fatal consequences.

Bashir was also given a restraining order, a six-and-a-half year driving ban, and was ordered to take an extended re-test.


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