Man Given 6 Years For Dover Attack
24 June 2018, 13:11 | Updated: 24 June 2018, 13:26
A man who stabbed another man in the back in an unprovoked attack in Dover has been jailed for six years.
It's after a 28 year old man was attacked in May 2016 while walking with a friend through the subway in Cambridge Road near the A20
Michael John Stanton, aged 54, of no fixed address had denied GBH with intent but was spotted following the pair on CCTV
He was found guilty following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court and was sentenced by Recorder Sir Geoffrey Nice QC on Thursday 21 June 2018.
The victim, a 28-year-old man, was walking with a friend from Dover town centre through the subway in Cambridge Road towards the beach side of the A20 just before 3pm on Friday 13 May 2016 when a bare-chested man came from behind him and stabbed him once in the back.
The offender then walked back under the subway towards the town centre while the victim’s friend called an ambulance.
Stanton was identified as the bare-chested man following the victim and his friend on CCTV by local officers. The knife was never recovered.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Keith Rochford said:
‘Stanton denied the assault from the outset although his story changed several times.
‘He is a nasty individual with a history of violence and the assault was completely unprovoked.
‘The wound missed the victim’s vital organs by millimetres. Physically he has recovered but psychologically the effects will stay with him for a long time.’