December 13, 2019 5.15 pm This story is over 52 months old

Teen knife attacker jailed for nine years

Unprovoked attack left victim with serious injuries

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the unprovoked stabbing of a man in Cleethorpes.

Stuart Black, of Manchester Street in Cleethorpes, stabbed a man in the abdomen on Sunday, May 12.

Humberside Police was called to reports of a stabbing on the High Street before paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital with serious injuries.

Black was sentenced to nine years, with an additional year on license, at Grimsby Crown Court on Friday, December 13.

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.”