He hit her in the back of the neck with the cleaver.
Mohamed Hussain, aged 22, of no fixed address, was jailed for 11 years and given a three year extended licence on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Basildon Crown Court.
Hussain attacked a young woman with a meat cleaver on Sunday, September 9, 2018. He also attacked a man who came to her aid.
It was heard that Hussain attacked the 20-year-old woman after she told him to leave her flat in Kursaal Way, Southend.
The Court came to hear that the defendant had become enraged with the victim’s request and took the meat cleaver from the kitchen.
He brandished it as a weapon towards the victim.
The woman ran into a nearby bedroom to escape Hussain, however, he grabbed her by the hair and hit her in the back of the neck with the cleaver.
Hussain briefly left the flat where the young woman ran to the balcony in an attempt to escape.
But Hussain returned and grabbed her again.
Neighbours from a nearby flat heard what was going on and three men and a woman came out onto the adjoining balcony.
One of the men jumped over and restrained Hussain just as he was about to hit the woman with the cleaver again.
The 42-year-old man was struck twice by the meat cleaver on the arm, causing some lacerations.
The other two men jumped over the balcony and restrained Hussain until security staff and Essex police arrived shortly after.
It was heard that when police were trying to arrest Hussain, he resisted arrest and in the process, assaulted one of the police officers.
Hussain was arrested on the same day and charged with two counts of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH).
He was also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm against one of the men who came to the woman’s aid and assaulting a police officer with intent to resist arrest.
Investigating officer PC Charles Quaey said: “I want to thank the victim for being so strong in her resolve to see justice done.”
At his court trial at Basildon Crown Court, Hussain pleaded guilty to two counts of causing GBH and one of assaulting a police officer.
He denied assault occasioning bodily harm and Judge Samantha Leigh ordered the matter lie on file.
Because Hussain admitted to the more serious charges of GBH and assaulting a police officer, it was not in the public interest for the prosecution to proceed.
It was heard at the sentencing that both of Hussain’s victims are still suffering the physical and emotional effects of their injuries.
PC Quaey added:
“I also want to thank her neighbours for showing such bravery in doing what they did.”
Mohamed Hussain was sentenced to 11 years for both counts of GBH and two months for assaulting the police officer, all to run at the same time.
He was also given a three year extended licence.
PC Quaey said: “As a result of everyone’s actions and support, Hussain was held accountable and sentence accordingly.”