A man from Stevenage was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for GBH with intent following a hearing at Luton Crown Court
Forty-five-year old Andrew James Coyle, previously of Leaves Spring, Stevenage, was arrested and charged after stabbing a 30-year-old man from Stevenage following a dispute between the two men at an address in Long Leaves, Stevenage, on January 5 this year.
Investigating Officer Detective Constable Vicki Latham, of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “Coyle’s victim sustained serious abdominal injuries following this incident and he had to spend a significant amount of time in hospital and at home recovering. Not only has he sustained physical scars but he also has to deal with the damaging psychological effects this attack has had on him. This sentencing suitably reflects the gravity of the offence committed and I hope that outcome will provide some comfort to the victim and help him to now move on from his terrible ordeal.”
She added: “I also hope that this sentencing sends out a strong message to anyone who carries a knife or who is involved in knife crime that it won’t be tolerated and offenders will be dealt with robustly.”