Grimsby knife attacker sentenced to 9 years

Sentenced to.9 yes plus 1 yr on licence. Picture : Humberside police.

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 9 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stabbing a man in Cleethorpes earlier this year.

On Sunday 12 May officers were called to High Street, Cleethorpes to reports that a man had been stabbed in the abdomen, leaving him with serious injuries.

Stuart Black of Manchester Street, Cleethorpes was sentenced to 9 years, with an additional year on license, at Grimsby Crown Court today, Friday 13 December.

Officer in the case PC Chris Clark said: “This was a vicious unprovoked attack which left the victim with serious injuries that continue to have an impact on his life.

“I welcome the lengthy sentence given today, which sends a clear message to anyone that chooses to carry a knife that we will seek the most severe punishments when it comes to knife crime.

“I want to praise the victim for his bravery following such a horrendous and traumatic ordeal, I hope that today’s result gives him the opportunity to move forward with his life.”

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