A man has been jailed for eight years after he stabbed two men in Arnold
Jarrelle Hayden, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent, grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article at Nottingham Crown Court today (Tuesday, July 31).
The incident happened on Oxengate back in March 2017.
Police received a report from the ambulance service that two men had been stabbed near to Tesco Express at around 11.10pm on Monday, March 62017.
One man was stabbed in the back and needed stitches, the other suffered a serious wound to his stomach which required an operation.
The court heard that the victims had been at a friend’s house when an unknown man took offence to them and became aggressive, he dragged one of them outside and when the other tried to intervene, he was stabbed in the back. Hayden then stabbed the other man twice before running off.
Detectives identified Hayden as the offender through witness accounts and CCTV evidence but he evaded capture for nearly a year, and was arrested in February 2018.
Detective Sergeant Roni Isembert said: “This case shows exactly what can happen to those who carry a knife and the people around them.
“Hayden had been at a house party where things had started to get out of hand, if he hadn’t had the knife, it would have been a different story.
“It is completely unacceptable to carry a knife and use it against another human being and I hope this sentencing result shows just how seriously we take knife crime. It will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire and we’ll do everything we can to bring such offender’s to justice.”