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Watch: Thugs jailed after vicious machete attack caught on CCTV

CCTV captured the vicious attack Credit: West Midlands Police

Three men have been jailed for a total of 43 years after a vicious machete attack on a man in Birmingham.

Amir Hussain was found hiding alongside Zain Islam and Hussan Yousaf in a hotel room near Sheffield - two weeks after they left a man with shocking injuries during an assault in Small Heath.

The trio chased the victim - who was driving his mother to a doctor’s appointment - in a stolen truck, before he crashed into a wall.

Hussain (left), Islam (middle) and Yousaf (right) have been jailed for a total of 43 years. Credit: West Midlands Police

Knifeman Hussain charged at the 23-year-old with a 12-inch machete, slicing open his stomach and arm.

CCTV shows the victim staggering around and clutching his stomach following the vicious attack on May 22, while the attackers flee the scene.

Police received a tip-off they were lying low in a hotel in Attercliffe where they were arrested.

At Birmingham Crown Court on Monday (5 November) Hussain, from Bordesley Green, was jailed for 17 years while Islam and Yousaf, both from Bankes Road in Small Heath, were handed 13 year jail sentences.

This was a savage attack that left the victim with life threatening injuries - in fact, had it not been for the swift actions of a nurse who ran to his aid he may well have died.

He pleaded with the men - who he knew from the local area - for calm and urged them not to hurt his mother. But Hussain immediately began hitting out with the machete.

The victim was placed in an induced coma and thankfully pulled through following surgery - but he has been left with scarring and the psychological impact of such a traumatic event.

I’m pleased the courts have taken these three dangerous men out of society for a significant period of time.

– Detective Constable Darren English