Man Jailed For 10 Years For Gillingham Attacks

A man has been jailed for ten years for grievous bodily harm and false imprisonment.

The court heard how Scott Mackenzie, a 23-year-old man from Salisbury, assaulted two men and held another against his will at knife point – at three separate locations in Gillingham on Sunday 11 March 2012.

The victim of his last attack, a 20-year-old man from Gillingham, sustained multiple wounds when he was stabbed by Mackenzie while in bed.

Mackenzie was arrested later that morning and charged after a police investigation. He was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and false imprisonment at Dorchester Crown Court on Friday 7 September 2012 and was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Detective Sergeant Luke Willcock, of Western CID, said: “Mackenzie’s behaviour was despicable – not only did he cause serious injury, he also terrorised those he came in contact with.

“It was fortunate that the victim of the stabbing did not suffer life threatening injuries – the outcome of this attack could have been far worse. 

“Hopefully this sentence will be a clear deterrent to others and highlight that violent crime will not be tolerated.”

The Crown Prosecutor was Desmond Duffy. 

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