A HUDDERSFIELD man who attacked his sister's new boyfriend with a Rambo-style knife has been jailed for five years.
Bradford Crown Court was told yesterday that Sonia Mustafa's family disapproved of her relationship with Adnan Mohammed.
That had led to a terrifying attack on him last September.
Prosecutor Michael Wrigglesworth said Mr Mohammed had been playing cricket with friends when Sonia's brother, Shahid Mustafa, 22, of Thornton Lodge, turned up.
Mustafa said he wanted to talk to Mr Mohammed and after they got into a Volkswagen Golf GTi being driven by Zeshan Ashraf. The car was driven to a track off Marsden Lane.
Mr Wrigglesworth said an argument broke out and Mustafa told Mr Mohammed he should stop seeing his sister.
After the three got out, Ashraf struck Mr Mohammed on the shoulder with what appeared to be a lump hammer.
Mustafa the produced the wide-bladed knife and swung it towards Mr Mohammed.
Mustafa struck him with the knife a number of times on both legs, causing various wounds, including serious damage to his left knee.
At one stage Mustafa was hitting Mr Mohammed with both the knife and the hammer.
Mr Mohammed jumped over a wall and slid down a banking before crawling into a tunnel where he waited until the two men had left.
He hid for about 30 minutes and used his shirt to bandage his legs. He sought help from two horse riders and was taken to hospital, where he underwent operations on his legs.
Mr Wrigglesworth said Mr Mohammed
could face further problems with his left knee because of the injuries.
Mustafa, of Springdale Street, and Ashraf, 20, of Yews Hill Road, Lockwood, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Mustafa had no previous convictions. Judge Linda Sutcliffe remanded Ashraf in custody to await sentence next Wednesday.
Judge Sutcliffe said the incident must have been deeply traumatic and terrifying for Mr Mohammed. He still had nightmares.
The judge read a series of `glowing' testimonials about Mustafa and accepted that his actions had been out of character.
Barrister Ahmed Nadim, for Mustafa, said:
"He had in his mind to initially engage the victim in a conversation, the object of which was to persuade the victim from conducting the relationship."