Burglar Who Stabbed Man In Bournemouth Jailed

A masked burglar, who stabbed and tried to strangle a man in Bournemouth, has been jailed for 12 years.

Daniel Fear violent Bournemouth burglar

Daniel Fear also punched, kicked and attacked his victim with wire cutters - after bursting into a flat on Christchurch Road in January.

The 27-year-old from Haviland Road East admitted aggravated burglary and was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court to 12 years in prison with an extended licence period of a further three years.

At around 12.30am on Wednesday 11 January 2017 the victim, aged in his 40s, was alone in his flat in Christchurch Road when he heard a knock on the door. He answered the door and was a confronted by Fear, who wore a balaclava and forced his way into the flat. He then attacked the victim.

They ended up in the lounge area of the flat and Fear drew a pair of wire cutters, cut his ear in half and tried to chop off his fingers.

Fear punched and kicked his victim and picked up a string of Christmas lights that were in the flat and attempted to strangle him. He demanded that the victim disclose his bank PIN number.

After the sustained attack Fear left the flat. He discarded the wire cutters and blood stained clothing but took the victim's mobile telephone and £80 in cash.

The victim told police he thought he was going to die during the attack as he fought for breath and was only able to breathe again when the lights snapped.

He managed to crawl to a neighbour's house and asked them to call an ambulance.

The victim suffered several puncture wounds to his legs as well as a broken shoulder and broken ribs. He also suffered cuts to his ear, head and chin and bruising across his body.

Fear was arrested in Bournemouth on Saturday 14 January 2017, after being linked by DNA evidence.

Detective Constable Matt Bradley, of Bournemouth CID, said: 

"This was an extremely violent attack on a man in his own home and must have been a truly terrifying experience for him.

"I hope this sentence demonstrates that Dorset Police and the courts take this kind of violent offending extremely seriously and offenders will be dealt with robustly."

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