A MAN from Huddersfield has been caged for a hammer attack.
Last week Shahid Mustafa, 22, of Springdale Street, Thornton Lodge, was jailed for five years after he admitted seriously injuring Adnan Mohammed.
He had struck Mr Mohammed, his sister's boyfriend, on the legs with a Rambo-style knife last September. Now, Zeshan Ashraf has been confined for 30 months.
Ashraf, 20, of Yews Hill Road, Lockwood, pleaded guilty at Bradford Crown Court at the same time to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Judge Linda Sutcliffe delayed passing sentence until yesterday.
Ashraf had struck Mr Mohammed with a hammer.
The victim's ordeal took place on a track near the railway line off Marsden Lane, Marsden.
Ashraf's barrister, Abdul Iqbal, said his client's blows had not resulted in any substantial or long-term injuries.
Prosecutor Michael Wrigglesworth said Mustafa's family did not approve of the relationship between his sister, Sonia, and Mr Mohammed.
Mr Iqbal agreed that Ashraf had become involved in something which was not his concern.
Despite his injuries Mr Mohammed escaped from his attackers by climbing over a wall and sliding down a banking.
He then hid in a tunnel for about 30 minutes until his attackers left.
He had to have surgery for serious leg injuries and the court heard that he still suffered nightmares.
Sending Ashraf to a young offenders' institution Judge Sutcliffe said he had been party to an offence in which the victim had been very seriously injured.