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Northfleet man jailed for meat cleaver attack

10:29 13 August 2012

Girdaware Basra

Girdaware Basra

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A man has been jailed for a minimum of seven years after attacking his ex-partner and her new boyfriend with a meat cleaver.

Girdaware Basra, 55, was at a family gathering at his home in Beaument Drive, Northfleet, in October 2011 when he had an argument with the couple and took out a meat cleaver, repeatedly hitting the 31-year-old man over the head. The 42-year-old woman attempted to intervene but was also hit and received a serious injury to her hand.

Basra denied the attack but the jury at Maidstone Crown Court in an earlier trial found him guilty of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm. He was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Friday (10).

Judge Jeremy Gold said: “You have not shown a flicker of emotion and you are prone to explosive fits of violence.”

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