A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after inflicting life-long injuries on another man in an incident in Middlesbrough.
On 19th September 2022, 35-year-old Ismail Abdullah Elahamadi caused severe burns and smoke inhalation to a 46-year-old man at a property on Crathorne Crescent when he was set alight with fuel after a verbal argument.
The man spent time at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where he was receiving treatment for his injuries.
Elahamadi was arrested by police and later charged. He was found guilty of GBH, leading to his sentencing today at Teesside Crown Court (Wednesday 28th June).
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stu Hodgson said: “I am pleased with the sentence handed to Elahamadi at court today. The victim in this case has been left with life-long injuries caused by Elahamadi.
“Residents in the area will no doubt have been concerned by what they saw, and we want to reassure those people that action has been taken and that Elahamadi will now spend a significant time behind bars as a result of his actions.”