A MAN from Stratford who tried to stab another man with a knife has been jailed for two years.
Shane Parker, 35, of Arden Street, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday September 6. He had previously pleaded guilty to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
The court heard that in the early hours of July 28, CCTV operators alerted police to an altercation in Birmingham Road, Stratford.
The CCTV showed Parker making five separate attempts to stab the victim – a man in his 30s.
Police were quickly on the scene where they located Parker in Arden Street. They arrested him and seized a knife.
Following his arrest Parker admitted trying to stab the victim in the stomach.
Officers then identified the victim who had suffered a minor cut to his chest.
In interview Parker said he couldn’t remember much of the incident as he had drunk a bottle of vodka.
PC Barney Tandy from Warwickshire Police Patrol Investigation Team said: “Parker armed himself with a knife with the intent to cause serious injury. This could easily have been so much more serious.
“I hope this conviction reiterates that Warwickshire Police will not tolerate violent crime and offenders will be dealt with robustly.”