Man jailed for three attempted murders

08/09/2017

Mohammed Tabriz has today been jailed for 28 years for the attempted murder of three people who he attacked with a machete within the space of one hour at two separate locations.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard that at 18:32 on 6 December 2016, police received a call from the first victim to state that he had opened the door to a man who had attacked him with a machete. Officers arrived at the property in Smethwick to find the victim with a serious head wound.

An hour later, police received a call from the second victim to state that she had opened the door to a man who attacked her and another occupant in the property with a machete. Officers arrived at the property in Ward End to find the two victims with wounds to their heads.

Following a police investigation, the 36-year-old defendant was identified as the attacker and he was arrested from his homes address in Aston.

Tabriz was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and has today been jailed.

Stephen Davies, District Crown Prosecutor with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Mohammed Tabriz denied being the attacker, but it was proved that he was in the vicinity of all three attacks at the time it occurred by using GPS data from his mobile telephone. This evidence was crucial to this case."

"His motive behind these attacks was his belief that his estranged wife was having an affair. He sought revenge, and armed with a machete, he brutally attacked three individuals within the space of one hour leaving them with serious and life changing injuries."