Tuy Van Tran, of no permanent residence, pleaded guilty to Section 18 wounding at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday 15 November.
On Sunday 27 June 2021, Van Tran savagely attacked a pregnant woman with a machete, striking her in the head and the stomach, before launching a frenzied attack on two other occupants of the flat.
One victim is lucky to still have their arm thanks to a quick-thinking member of the public who applied pressure to the wound.
Detective Constable Adam Jones, from Rotherham CID, said: “This is an extremely vicious attack in which an abusive man caused severe injury to a number of innocent people, simply because he didn’t get his own way.
“Upon arriving home to where she was staying, the victim found Tran was there and he had let himself in. Tran took the victim into the bedroom and shut the door before launching his attack. The victim called for the help of her friends, who upon trying to help, were also attacked by Tran, this time with a machete.”
Detective Jones, from Rotherham CID, added: “I am pleased to see that this violent man is now behind bars and cannot cause any further harm to the public. This case is also a sobering reminder of the abuse that some people may be suffering behind closed doors, and we will do everything in our power to put violent offenders before the courts.”