TWO MEN have been jailed for their parts in an aggravated burglary in Wisbech last year.
Luke Robinson (26), of Needham Bank, Friday Bridge was sentenced to five years and four months for aggravated burglary and six months for two counts of assault, to run consecutively. James Busfield (22), of Kirkgate Road, of Tydd St Giles, was sentenced to four years and two months.
The men appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (July 19) after pleading guilty at a previous hearing.
The incident happened on June 4 when three men barged their way into a flat in King Street, assaulting the 25-year-old man who lived there by kicking and punching him.
The man broke free and locked himself in the bathroom at which point the men ordered his 23-year-old girlfriend to hand over her phone.
They then broke the door down and threatened the victim saying he owed money. An unidentified man held a knife to the victim and cut his arm, before all three men fled the scene.
The victim needed hospital treatment for the wound which included more than 30 stiches.
Robinson was arrested the following day and Busfield several months later, with the victim picking out both men in an identification parade.
DC Jon Edwards said: “This was an extremely violent attack and a terrifying experience for the victim and his girlfriend.
“I hope today’s sentence sends out a strong message that assaults of this severity will be treated very seriously and there are consequences for those people who think it’s acceptable to break the law.”