Harlow man jailed for stabbing landlord in the chest

Crime / Fri 21st Jun 2019 am30 10:00am

A MAN who stabbed his landlord in the chest as they drove to Harlow town centre has been jailed.

Ainars Jozans, 29 of Pyenest Road, Harlow, received 64 months for wounding with intent and 12 months for possession of a knife, to run concurrent, at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday, June 17.

He previously pleaded guilty to the offences at the same court on Wednesday, May 15.

The knife used in the attack has been seized and will be destroyed.

At around 5.30pm on Friday, December 7, Jozans gave his landlord cash that was owed in rent before asking for a lift to Matalan in Harlow town centre.

The victim kindly accepted and when they arrived, Jozans pulled out a knife, which he had hidden in his sleeve.

Jozans then stabbed the man to the side before the victim fought him off and called for help.

He managed to drive himself to hospital for treatment and Jozans was arrested the following day.

Sergeant Michael Orr, of Harlow CID, said: “Jozans willingly paid his landlord rent and he asked for a lift to the town centre.

“The victim went out of his way to help him, only to be stabbed to the side to the chest.

“He suffered a small puncture wound but bravely fought off his attacker and escaped.

“Jozans has never revealed why he carried out his unprovoked attack and he has now been locked in prison for a number of years.”

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