THE VICTIMS of a horrific and violent attack have revealed their terror during a court hearing where  the man who assaulted them was jailed for 16 years.

Ajit Sekhon, 59, of Kirkland Gardens, Monk Bretton, has been jailed for over 16 years for assaulting a 55-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man - causing serious injuries to their head and hands.

In victim statements read out in court, the woman said she was in constant pain.

She added: “I required immediate surgery to the wounds on my scalp and required a blood transfusion.

“I believe that if the police officers hadn’t arrived quickly and acted swiftly I would have been dead. I thank the police officers for saving my life.

“The injuries I have are more than the permanent scars I have to my head. I have mental scars too. I am finding it very difficult to sleep; I have bad dreams and nightmares. I am finding life very difficult.”

The man, who is having physiotherapy to try and improve the use of his hands, said he was having to delay going back to work as a carer and was also in constant pain.

“I often have mental flashbacks to the incident itself,” he added. “Often, if I hear sirens, I will think back to the assault.”

Sekhon pleaded guilty to two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent at a previous court hearing.

He appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on May 9 where he was jailed for nine years and nine months for the attack on the woman and a further six years and nine months for the assault on the man. The sentences are to run consecutively.