Man Jailed For Stanley Knife Attack

21 August 2018, 07:13

Stanley Knife attack

A man from Canterbury's been locked up for attacking his then girlfriend with a Stanley knife.

As well as cutting her, Mark Moys, who's 20 and from Edgar Road, also whipped her with a belt during at her home address.

He was arrested in the early hours of Saturday 28 April 2018 and later pleaded guilty to assault, unlawful wounding and making threats to kill.

Canterbury Crown Court heard how Moys and the woman had an argument that turned physical and resulted in him punching her and placing his hands around her throat.

He then bit her on the forearm before swinging the belt into her face and cutting her with the knife.

Moys was sentenced on Thursday 16 August and will serve his detention at a young offender institution.

Detective Sergeant Matthew Whitlock of Kent Police said: "The victim in this case suffered extensive injuries to her face and body at the hands of a man who clearly cannot control his temper.

"A substantial term of imprisonment means he will no longer be able to cause her any physical harm.

"Kent Police does not tolerate domestic violence and I would like to pay tribute to the victim for having the courage to speak up about the abuse she was suffering.

"Her bravery will inspire others in similar situations to do the same, safe in the knowledge that we will support them through the investigation and court process."