A jealous boyfriend who left his former girlfriend fearing for her life when he broke into her property whereas she was asleep and held her hostage at knifepoint has been jailed for 5 years.
Bahaa Kadum, 26, broke into the property of Shannon Griffiths in Ashton-under-Lyne, Larger Manchester, as she slept along with her companion Thomas Fahey at 4.30am on October 20 final yr.
Miss Griffiths woke as much as see Kadum stood in her lavatory urinating in the bathroom earlier than operating again to her bed room to alert her boyfriend.
After realising the pair had been in a relationship, Kadum went into the kitchen and pulled out a big knife from a drawer earlier than confronting his ex-girlfriend.
Mr Fahey moved into the second bed room and tried to barricade himself inside whereas the assailant repeatedly punched and stabbed the door with the knife.
He managed to flee the property by leaping from the third ground bed room window as Kadum continued to terrorise Miss Griffiths and struck her face twice, inflicting her to fall into the touchdown wall.
Bahaa Kadum, 26, was sentenced to 5 years and three months imprisonment after pleading responsible to 1 depend of false imprisonment and two counts of creating threats to kill
The siege lastly ended when police, who had been alerted by Mr Fahey, attended Miss Griffith’s property and arrested Kadum.
He was sentenced to 5 years and three months imprisonment after pleading responsible to 1 depend of false imprisonment and two counts of creating threats to kill.
In an announcement Miss Griffiths stated: ‘This was essentially the most terrifying expertise of my life and I genuinely believed I used to be going to die.
‘He’s a manipulative one who wished to regulate me and my life and I can’t imagine he would come to my dwelling and preserve me hostage.
‘If the police had not arrived, I might have been murdered by him. I’m terrified about him getting out and searching me down. I all the time must look over my shoulder.
‘I shouldn’t must dwell my life like this. He’s a horrible and harmful human being.’
Miss Griffiths and Kadum had dated for 3 years however had break up up in Might 2020 on account of him being ‘controlling and possessive’ and the next October she started a relationship with Mr Fahey.
Ben Lawrence prosecuting stated: ‘Miss Griffiths and Mr Fahey had been upstairs in mattress when she heard a noise and noticed the defendant within the lavatory, urinating in the bathroom with the door open.
Kadum smashed a downstairs kitchen window (pictured) to get into the property of Shannon Griffiths in Ashton-under-Lyne, Larger Manchester, at 4.30am on October 20 final yr
The jealous boyfriend threatened to kill his ex-friend and her companion after breaking into their property. Pictured: Harm to the home through the siege
Kadum went into the kitchen and pulled out a big knife from a drawer earlier than confronting his ex-girlfriend
‘He then entered the bed room, requested who Mr Fahey was, then turned and went downstairs while being adopted by Miss Griffiths and picked up a big kitchen knife.
‘He informed Miss Griffiths: ”I’ll kill him” then ran upstairs saying: ”If I can not have you ever, no-one can.”
‘Mr Fahey moved into the second bed room and sought to barricade himself inside however the defendant tried to barge the door open, punched it, and stabbed it with the knife saying: ”Come out now, I’ll stab you.”
‘Miss Griffiths pursued the defendant upstairs and sought to drag him away from the door and informed him to get out. However he struck her to the face, twice, inflicting her to fall into the wall and she or he was in tears.
‘He stated: ”I dare you to attempt to save him once more” and she or he retreated, and tried to seek out her telephone to name the police.
‘In the meantime Mr Fahey, fearing for his security and wishing to hunt assist, escaped the home by way of the upstairs bed room window.
‘The defendant heard the noise of his exit and chased after him however Mr Fahey was too quick for him and he subsequently contacted the police.
‘The defendant returned to the home to confront Miss Griffiths.
‘He was was being actually racist in direction of her and he swore on his dad’s ashes and his mum’s life that he would kill her.
‘He got here in direction of her with the knife, inflicting her to worry he would use it and she or he cowered behind the couch. He informed her he was going to kill her and that she was going to die saying he would stab her or set her on hearth after which kill himself.
The jealous boyfriend terrorised his former girlfriend and struck her face twice, inflicting her to fall into the touchdown wall
‘He was gritting his enamel and spitting at her as he stood over her and stated: ”Look what you have made me do”.
‘She requested him to let her depart however he stated, ”you are f***ed, you have obtained no likelihood”.
‘She describes that she was a hostage in her own residence. At one level, he obtained rest room roll and threatened to set hearth to it and to blankets with a lighter.
‘At one other level, she tried to maneuver away however he struck her to the top once more and dragged her again to the couch.
‘He then struck her various occasions to the top. She stated she had ”by no means been so scared in my life”. She genuinely thought he was going to kill her.
‘A bit later, he moved in direction of her with the knife and when she tried to push him away, the knife linked along with her arm, inflicting a small lower.
‘The offending ended when the police attended. The defendant requested Miss Griffiths to assist him escape and informed her to not say something to the police. Nonetheless, she ran out of the again door crying.’
Kadum stabbed himself within the left forearm earlier than being arrested. He denied the offences in police interview and claimed he was nonetheless in a relationship with Miss Griffiths.
In mitigation defence counsel Robin Kitching stated: ‘He had no concept that Mr Fahey was there and had gone to the home to see Miss Griffiths.
‘The incident then unfolded fairly unexpectedly and he had no intention to trigger any accidents to both of them. He needs to precise his regret and remorse.’
Sentencing Kadum, the choose Mr Recorder Ian Harris informed him: ‘The details of your offending are appalling and terrifying. It was thirty minutes of abuse, terror and vile verbal abuse and threats.
‘It was 4.30 within the morning and individuals are entitled to really feel secure and safe of their dwelling, significantly at the hours of darkness. You went into that home uninvited, and also you had been unwelcome.
‘This was deliberate, as you had been dropped off by your brother who drove you there. You had been motivated by jealously and revenge.
‘Little doubt the police would have been met by a scene of carnage.’
Kadum has additionally been banned from contacting Miss Griffiths and Mr Fahey indefinitely underneath the phrases of a restraining order.