"I told you not to tell my wife, you've ruined my life."
Arfan Hussein, aged 31, of Spinney Hills, Leicester, was jailed for eight years for a violent attack on his ex-lover after she told his pregnant wife about their affair.
Leicester Crown Court heard that he had been having an affair.
The woman admitted being besotted with Hussein. She also said she initially did not know that he was married.
But she ended the affair after she was called by his pregnant wife.
During the call, she admitted she was having an affair with Hussein.
On July 14, 2021, Hussein burst into her bedsit in Cavendish Road, Aylestone, with two other people, armed with a butter knife he had found on the stairs.
Hussein shouted: “I told you not to tell my wife, you’ve ruined my life. You knew I was married.”
He then attacked his ex-lover, who had been unwell with Covid-19 and was being cared for by a friend, who was also at the flat.
Hussein jumped on her, thrusting the knife at her head, but she put her hand up and deflected his blows onto her ear, which started bleeding.
Her male friend tried to hold Hussein back, but he managed to kick and hit his ex-lover.
The victim climbed out onto her roof in a bid to escape the attack, which left her with a fractured eye socket, two broken ribs and wounds to her head, ear and hand.
She was rescued by the fire service and taken to hospital.
A titanium plate was inserted into her broken eye socket. She may still require further treatment.
Hussein was arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
But he denied the offence, claiming his ex-lover had a “vendetta” against him. Hussein told the jury she was already injured by people whom she owed a drug debt to by the time he arrived.
Hussein said they had “a little argument” and that he slapped and punched her after she lunged at him and threatened to get him “nicked” for something he did not do.
He denied responsibility for her injuries but he was convicted.
In mitigation, Sarah Day said Hussein cared for his parents, who suffer from ill-health.
She said her client’s wife stood by him, knowing she will have to bring up their young son without him for some time.
Judge Timothy Spencer QC said:
“When you could no longer use the knife you carried on with your fists and feet.”
“She was bleeding copiously from her ear, hand and head.
“I’m satisfied a stamp caused the fracture to her eye socket and there are continuing medical consequences.
“The impact on her isn’t difficult to appreciate – she doesn’t feel safe and struggles to sleep.”
The judge said Hussein’s situation was aggravated by his 2014 previous convictions for grievous bodily harm and attempted robbery offences that resulted in a six year jail term.
Hussein was jailed for eight years.