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Jealous boyfriend Lionel Ngando from Edmonton jailed for ten years for violent attack in Tottenham High Road
A youth who violently attacked a stranger after seeing him speak to his girlfriend has been jailed for ten years.
Lionel Ngando, 20, of Osward Place in Edmonton, was sentenced yesterday for smashing a bottle over the victim’s head before stabbing him on August 19 last year.
The 30-year-old victim thanked the girl’s aunt for holding the flat party in Tottenham High Road before Ngando’s girlfriend approached him to apologise for her aunt’s drunken behaviour.
In a fit of jealous rage, Nganda stabbed the man in the side of his body and left him with head injuries from the bottle attack.
Despite suffering serious wounds, the victim fled the scene and flagged down a passing ambulance before being rushed to North Middlesex Hospital in Edmonton in a critical condition.
The attack, at approximately 5.40am, left the victim needing surgery for injuries to his bowel.
Police hunted Ngando down after forensic evidence taken from the neck of the bottle used to inflict the victim’s wounds matched his DNA.
He was arrested on August 29 and identified by the victim and a witness during an identification parade before being charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Ngando, who has been remanded in custody since his arrest, was found guilty following trial at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, January 18.
Investigating officer, detective constable Leon Ure, of Haringey Crime Investigation Department, said: "Ngando carried out a violent and unprovoked attack on a man he didn't know, causing serious injuries that have required ongoing treatment in hospital.
"The victim's injuries could have been much worse had it not been for his own actions and those of the paramedics that he flagged down.
"We are grateful to him for supporting the prosecution and hope that he finds some closure in the result of this case."