An Enfield man who stabbed an associate and left him for dead in a bid to rob him of drugs has been jailed for nearly 30 years.

Andrew Marangos, 43, of Broadlands Avenue, was found guilty of attempted murder and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday (December 6).

Police said the attack on January 11 this year was “exemplified by the sheer brutal and sustained force” used and that the victim “sustained some of the worst physical and multiple injuries” they had encountered.

Marangos was sentenced immediately after his conviction to 28 years’ imprisonment.

He was ordered to serve two thirds of his sentence and cannot be released without permission from the parole board.

On January 11, the victim, a man aged in his 60s, picked Marangos up from his home address in Broadlands Avenue shortly after 6pm.

The victim drove to Swan Way before pulling up. At this point, Marangos hit him on the head with a metal bar.

While the victim was unconscious, Marangos stabbed him 16 times in the back of the head and once in the right lung using a butterfly knife.

Tottenham Independent: The metal pole and butterfly knife used in the attack were recovered by policeThe metal pole and butterfly knife used in the attack were recovered by police (Image: Metropolitan Police)

After he regained consciousness, Marangos aggressively asked the victim where the drugs were.

The victim said he debated telling Marangos where the drugs were, but was worried he would be killed as soon as he revealed their location.

In an attempt to get help from passing cars, the victim honked his horn and dangled his legs out of the car.

Marangos then rushed over to the driver’s side of the car and rammed the door against the victim’s legs several times, before fleeing the scene.

After a member of the public called emergency services, the victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. One of the victim’s legs was later amputated as a result of the attack.

Detective Inspector Paul Ridley said: “The victim sustained some of the worst physical and multiple injuries I have ever encountered in a case of this nature and it was miraculous that he survived.

“Marangos is a very dangerous individual and an acute risk to the public, which is reflected by the sentence handed down by the judge. He clearly intended to kill the victim, exemplified by the sheer brutal and sustained force he used, armed with two dangerous weapons and leaving him for dead.”