Archway man who stabbed blind pal in ‘ferocious’ attack is jailed
Victim is forced to use a wheelchair due to severity of injuries suffered during robbery
10 August, 2018 — By Samantha Booth
Terrence Jobber had been a childhood friend to the victim
POLICE say a “dangerous” man has shown no remorse for brutally stabbing his blind childhood friend and leaving him for dead.
Terrence Jobber, of St John’s Way, in Archway, left the vulnerable victim so severely injured, he has to use a wheelchair and is unlikely to ever regain full mobility.
The Old Bailey heard how Jobber visited the Islington home of the victim, a man in his 50s, in January, robbing him of thousands of pounds in cash and stabbing him eight times before fleeing the scene.
Police officers from the Central North Command unit began immediate enquiries to find Jobber, who had been a childhood friend to the victim.
He was arrested the next day and most of the money was recovered, the Met said.
Class A drugs and an imitation firearm were also found.
Jobber pleaded guilty on August 2 to grievous body harm with intent, robbery, possession of an imitation firearm and possession of class A drugs. He was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison.
He had originally pleaded not guilty to the offences, only to change his plea after his victim was forced to give evidence.
Detective Sergeant Tim Fenton, from the Central North Command Unit, said: “Jobber stabbed a blind man, a childhood friend who had invited him into his home, eight times.
“Despite the victim being blind and vulnerable, Jobber attacked him from behind and with such extreme violence that he is now wheelchair-bound and will never regain full mobility. Jobber stole a substantial sum of money and then left the victim for dead.
“Jobber has shown no remorse for his ferocious attack. Upon arrest Jobber was also found in possession of an imitation firearm – he is clearly a dangerous and violent man. This was a terrifying attack that will affect the victim for the rest of his life.
“Thankfully, Jobber was quickly arrested and has received a long prison sentence. It is fully deserved.”