"I feel scared all the time. I do not open the door."
Sex attacker Mohammed Gohir Ayub, aged 34, of Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, was jailed for 14 years on September 24, 2019, after he launched a brutal assault on a young mother.
He attacked the woman after she turned him down for sex.
Stafford Crown Court heard at one point he thrust a plastic pen into her neck, wrapped a lamp cable around her neck and hit her over the head with a toaster.
The woman called 999 following a struggle in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent on December 14, 2018. She spoke in a foreign language and struggled to make herself understood but was able to say:
“Blood, blood, please police.”
Police officers arrived at the house and found the woman covered in blood and cradling her baby.
She explained to officer she had managed to stab the man who had attacked her and they seized a bloodied knife.
Ayub’s passport had been left at the scene. Police officers followed a trail of blood until they reached Bedford Street where Ayub was arrested.
The sex attacker was taken to hospital after suffering two stab wounds to his stomach, a stab wound to his chest and back, cuts and a punctured lung.
Ayub later claimed that he had asked to borrow a pen at a house and the woman who answered the door had “flipped” on him.
He admitted having a drink and some cocaine prior to the incident. However, the victim said that he had asked for a pen but then he forced himself on her and attacked her.
The woman said she picked up a knife but could not remember how many times she had stabbed Ayub or where.
It was heard she had been stabbed in the head and neck. A two-inch piece of broken pen had to be removed from her neck by surgeons.
Following a trial, Ayub was found guilty of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and sexual assault. The victim spoke about the impact that the incident has had on her:
“I do not want to go out the house. I feel scared all the time. I do not open the door.
“I have scars that will never go away. The doctor has given me some special cream to put on my scars. I do not want my friends and family to know what has happened to me. I have not told my family what has happened.”
Detective Sergeant Phil White, of Staffordshire Police, explained:
“This was an extremely distressing experience for the victim.
“She was unable to make herself understood at first and suffered a traumatic experience.”
“Her courage in fighting off Ayub and assisting prosecutors and police officers in bringing this case to court is to be commended, especially as Ayub continued to claim he was the victim rather than the perpetrator of this violent attack.”
Stoke Sentinel reported that Mohammed Gohir Ayub received 12 years for GBH and two years for sexual assault, to be served concurrently.