Pair jailed for total of 40 years for attempted murder in Basildon

Two men have been jailed for a total of 40 years for an attempted murder in Basildon.

A man in his 30s had been walking along Wimbesh End towards Chalvedon shops at around 3.50pm on February 16 2021 when he recognized a group of men he knew.

The man had recently had issues with the group and attempted to get away from the area, but was chased up Mill Green, and towards Ashlyns.

Stopping in a small car park off Mill Green he was attacked and stabbed by one of the group under the armpit with a with a jagged knife.

The rest of the group then joined in the attack, before walking off – leaving the victim lying on the floor with serious injuries.

In total he had sustained eight wounds to various parts of the body and the injuries he had been left with were described as life-threatening.

The attack was investigated by detectives at Basildon CID and their work led to the arrest of the three men who were subsequently charged and convicted.

They were sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Thursday February 29.

Jordan Yakulu, 24, of Moretons, Basildon and 22 year-old Jay Silver, of Merrivale, Benfleet were jailed for 19 and 21 years respectively.

Trenton Best

A third man – 19 year-old Trenton Best, of Ayletts, Basildon – was jailed for four years for GBH with intent.

Detective Inspector Stewart Eastbrook, from Basildon CID, said: “This was brutal and sustained attack which left a man fighting for his life.

“Jay Silver and Jordan Yakulu attacked him with such ferocity that he could easily have died.

“Along with Trenton Best, they pose a very real danger to the public and I am pleased they will be spending the foreseeable future behind bars.

“Here in Basildon, knife-enabled crime is down by 25 percent which is 64 fewer offences.

“Across Essex we’ve also seen nearly 1,400 fewer incidents of the most serious violence, with 126 fewer incidents in Basildon.””