A man has been given seven years in jail after stabbing three people at a house in Witham.
Gerard Bos attacked a 36-year-old man with a kitchen knife in July, leaving him with serious injuries. He also injured two women - aged 35 and 29 - who tried to intervene.
The incident happened at Bos' house on Humber Road on 12 July, following an argument between the 28-year-old and one of the women.
According to Essex Police, all three of the victims knew Bos, who will be deported to Poland after serving his sentence.
PC James McDonald, of Chelmsford’s Domestic Abuse Investigation Team, said: “Bos carried out a frenzied and sustained attack on three people who knew and trusted him.
“It is unthinkable that this happened in a place where the victims should have felt safe.
"I hope this sentence gives him a chance to consider the consequences of his actions, which left one of his victims hospitalised for days.”
Bos, who was arrested running away from the scene of the attack, was found guilty of one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and two of causing the same level of injury without intent.
He was sentenced to seven years for the first offence and five for the latter two - though the sentences will run concurrently.