Glasgow & West Scotland

Man jailed for meat cleaver street attack on couple

A man who attacked a woman with a meat cleaver and assaulted her husband has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Naihui Yu, 51, threatened Mei Qian Yu with a meat cleaver before attacking his wife, You Wu, with the weapon in Glasgow on 1 May last year.

He admitted carrying out the assaults and later beating Mr Yu with a pole.

Mrs Wu told the High Court in Glasgow that Yu had demanded money and sex from her, but denied suggestions that her husband had owed Yu money.

Family threat

The court heard that Yu approached Mr Yu when he was in his car, and threatened to "hack his whole family to death" and brandished the meat cleaver.

He then left Lymburn Street and went for Mrs Wu who was walking nearby.

He threatened to kill her family and assaulted her with the cleaver.

She told the court she met Yu when she arrived from China in 2007 before her husband came to the country.

Describing the attack in court she said: "He was running towards me, he looked very angry and was running then mumbling something I couldn't hear.

"Then he took something out from his body, it was covered with paper then hit my head and then threatened to kill my family."

She said she was hit by the flat part of the meat cleaver and suffered a sore head as a result.

Sex 'demand'

Mrs Wu said that she then saw her husband, who had followed Yu, and he was covered in blood.

Yu went on to attack Mr Yu at Parkgrove Terrace, where he was thrown to the ground and repeatedly hit on the body with a metal pole.

The victim suffered fractured ribs and a punctured lung as well as cuts to his head.

Procurator fiscal depute Mark Allan, prosecuting, asked Mrs Wu: "Are you saying this man threatened you and your family and struck you with a meat cleaver because you had refused to give him money?"

She replied: "Also the demand for sex."

He continued: "Are you telling the truth about this?" and replied "Yes."

It was suggested to her that her husband had owed Yu money but she denied that.

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