Man sentenced after Leicester stabbing
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A man has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of stabbing a man in Leicester that left him with life-changing injuries.
Callum Beane, 20, of Kelbrook Avenue, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession a bladed article in a public place at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 26 May).
Today (Thursday 27 May) he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for grievous bodily harm with intent and 14 months for possession of a bladed article, to run concurrently.
The incident, in Braunstone Frith on 25 November, left a man critically injured.
Police were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service at 6.25pm after the victim was found at the junction of Elsworthy Walk and Cuffling Drive with a stab wound injury to his neck.
Officers attended the scene and the victim, 19, was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre in a critical condition.
He remained in hospital for six days before being discharged. He was left with life-changing injuries, including reduced mobility in his arm.
Detective Constable Simon Roberts was the investigating officer. He said: “This was a violent assault on a man which left him in a critical condition.
“As a result of the injury he sustained, he had to undergo intensive surgery, and spent almost a week recovering from his ordeal. The incident will affect him for the rest of his life.
“I hope today’s verdict will allow him to move forward and start to put the events of that day behind him.
“I hope this case also serves as the strongest of warnings to anyone who illegally carries a knife that we will pursue you and bring you to justice.”