Man jailed for attacking and robbing two Cricklewood massage parlour workers

Regular customer smoked crack cocaine after beating up his victims with a sharpened chisel

A massage parlour customer who attacked two female workers with a sharpened chisel and robbed them has been jailed for nine years.

Hossein Hajivand, 33, launched his vicious assault at the premises in Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood, after the 32 and 48-year-old women insisted he paid for his requested services in advance on November 26 last year.

Wood Green Crown Court heard the Iranian national, who was a regular customer, initially left the parlour to get some money but when he returned he hit one of the women over the head with the chisel causing her to bleed.

When the other victim tried to pull him off he also hit her.

He went on to punch the first women in her mouth after she intervened causing her to lose several teeth.

Hajivand fled with property stolen from the massage parlour, including the victim’s possessions, after he forced the women into a bedroom and threatened to kill them if they called the police.

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Investigating officers tracked him down to his girlfriend’s flat in Yew Grove, Cricklewood, where they found his distinctive orange jacket he was wearing at the time of the attack, money and keys to the massage parlour.

Detectives believe after fleeing the scene he went back to the flat and smoked crack cocaine.

Hajivand admitted two charges of wounding with intent and robbery.

He will be deported once he has served his sentenced.

DC Martin Fortune of Barnet CID said: “These women were subjected to a brutal stabbing attack.

“Both of them had a chance to escape, but instead of saving themselves, they bravely worked together to fight off the attacker. They each risked their own life to save the other.

“The long prison sentence, coupled with the automatic deportation order, makes clear the consequences of such unrestrained violence.”