Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.
Ten years for man who attacked ex-partner in Hove
8:35am Monday 28th January 2013 in News
A man who staged a terrifying attack on his ex-partner while she was working has been given a ten-year jail term.
Obert Moyo turned up at a care home in Hove and threatened his victim with knives.
He dragged her across the floor, leaving her with serious wounds to her face.
Moyo – also known as Obert Ngwenya – was sentenced at Hove Crown Court.
He admitted damaging property, two counts of threats to kill, aggravated burglary and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
His relationship with his 25-year-old ex ended last summer. A month later, on August 24, she was at her cousin’s home when he forced his way in and threatened to kill her.
She called police to say she was worried about his behaviour.
Knives and screwdriver
On August 26, he turned up at the care home where she worked in New Church Road, Hove, at 1am.
He broke in, carrying two knives and a screwdriver, to find her working alone.
While elderly residents slept, he ripped out her hair extensions, then dragged her to the back of the building.
She suffered cuts to her face in the attack.
The woman fled and was found in New Church Road.
Moyo, 34, of no fixed abode, was given an extended licence period – meaning that, following his release, he will liable to be returned to prison for four years after the end of his original ten-year term.
See the latest news headlines from The Argus:
- WITH VIDEO: Lorry stuck under bridge in Hove
- Van drove off after three-car accident
- Police appeal for Eastern European language speakers in recruitment blitz
- Police seek men who ran from hit and run
- Giant life-size statues at sizeable exhibit