"We know this attack had a significant impact on the community"
Yasar Mehmood, aged 34, of Arleston, Telford, has been jailed for 18 years for stabbing a teenager in the back, causing life-changing injuries.
Stafford Crown Court heard the “violent” incident happened in the early hours of December 27, 2019.
Mehmood attacked the 18-year-old while the victim was in his vehicle in St John Street, Wellington in Telford.
Following the attack, two other men were arrested.
Mubasher Mehmood was charged with attempted murder, dangerous driving and possession of an offensive weapon.
An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
The teenager suffered “considerable injuries” which he will have to live with for the rest of his life.
At a previous hearing, Mehmood pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm.
Birmingham Mail reported that on January 21, 2021, Mehmood was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Detective Inspector Jo Whitehead, of West Mercia Police, was in charge of the case and welcomed the prison sentence.
She said: “We know this attack had a significant impact on the community and I hope today’s sentence offers reassurance that police and the criminal justice system will not tolerate this type of violent behaviour in our communities.
“The victim in this attack suffered considerable life-changing injuries he will have to live with for the rest of his life.”
“I would like to pay tribute to him, and his family, who have worked with us throughout our investigation and helped us achieve this positive result.
“This was a challenging investigation and I am pleased with this sentence.
“It is only with the support of victims, their families and local communities that we can make sure those who are causing the most harm face the consequences of their actions.
“The support we receive is never anything we take for granted and are incredibly grateful for, it’s only by working together we can make sure those responsible for violent behaviour are jailed.
“We will continue to do all we can to tackle street violence involving knives, there is no reason anyone should be in possession of a weapon on the street and we have teams working diligently to identify those who are carrying a knife as well as those involved in serious and organised crime.”
In Rochdale in November 2020, a man was jailed for stabbing a rival in the neck in front of witnesses at a house.