Grimsby knife attacker sentenced to 9 years
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.”