Attacker jailed for stabbing train passenger with hunting knife
9 March 2018, 14:37
A man from South Waels has been jailed for stabbing a passenger in the chest with a hunting knife.
Christopher Evans was seen play fighting with the victim at Bargoed station, but things turned nasty when they boarded the train and Evans got up and stabbed the victim.
The court was told that 42-year-old Evans had been drinking on the day of the stabbing.
Evans, of River Road, Pontlottyn, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court to 6 years and 4 months in prison.
"Evans denied responsibility even after being shown CCTV of the incident, claiming the knife in his hand may have been a mobile phone and that the blood visible on the victim's T-shirt was a logo.
"In the end, the wealth of evidence against him - including the fact his DNA was found on the handle of the knife - left him with no choice but to plead guilty at court."
"I would like to reassure the public that incidents such as this are extremely rare.