A young father who led a gang of hooded men in a terrifying revenge attack in Sheffield has been put behind bars for more than four years.
Juber Miah arranged the attack on Marcin Podyma on Lowedges Road on October 13 as a long-running family feud spilled over into violence.
Podyma was stabbed three times in the back and side, with the wounds close to his vital organs.
Miah, aged 20, of Violet Bank Road, Nether Edge, has been sent to a Young Offenders Institution for four-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to wounding with intent at Sheffield Crown Court.
Peter Hampton, prosecuting, said Podyma, who is originally from Poland, had discovered in 2012 that his step-daughter was in a relationship with an Asian male, who he later found out was Miah, and tried to ‘discourage’ her from seeing him. But she stayed with Miah and became pregnant in 2013.
The pair later broke up and in October 2014 she put on Facebook that she was in a relationship with a new boyfriend. She started receiving threatening Facebook messages from Miah after she prevented him seeing his son.
At around 1am on October 12, Miah went to the woman’s flat and kicked at the door but was unable to get in.
The following day at about 5.30pm, Podyma arrived at the defendant’s family home with four other men and assaulted Miah’s younger brother.
Miah had not been at home at the time but around 45 minutes later, he turned up with five other Asian males wearing scarves and balaclavas at the home of Podyma and smashed the living-room window.
Podyma’s step-daughter was in the house and recognised Miah’s voice shouting ‘I’m going to kill you’.
Podyma went outside where he could see four of the men and attempted to throw a wheelie bin at them. Two others came up behind him and stabbed him.
The prosecution’s case did not suggest Miah carried out the stabbing, but that he had arranged the attack.
Francis Edusei, defending Miah, said: “But for Mr Podyma’s behaviour I dare say this would not have occurred.”
Mrs Justice Cox told Miah: “This was clearly a revenge attack by a group of men which you arranged.
“The victim had three stab wounds and required eight stitches but most fortunately for him and for you no significant injury was caused.
“The attack took place at the victim’s home in the presence of young children who must have been terrified.
“You went there looking for the victim and intending to seriously injure him.”
Podyma was given a police caution in November for offences of criminal damage and assault in relation to the first incident.
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