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Man jailed and given restraining order following hacksaw attack in Langdon Hills

Man jailed and given restraining order following hacksaw attack in Langdon Hills
A man has been jailed for 14 months and given a five year restraining order after he attacked a man with a hacksaw in Langdon Hills.

Gordon Stephenson, 52, of Plymouth Drive, Fareham, was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday, January 30, after pleading guilty to possession of an offensive weapon and unlawful wounding.

He previously admitted the offences at the same court on Wednesday, December 13.

At around 4.45pm on Saturday, July 22, the victim heard banging in his hallway and found Stephenson, who was renting a room within the property.

He was carrying a yellow bag and when the victim enquired about it, Stephenson lunged towards him with a hacksaw and cut his wrist and chest.

The victim managed to push Stephenson out of the front door and called police. He was later arrested at the scene and immediately admitted the attack.

Investigating officer Dc Jodie Kinsley, of Basildon CID, said: “Stephenson carried out an unprovoked attack on man within his own home.  

“The victim was slashed with a hacksaw and he was fortunate not to have been seriously injured. He underwent treatment at hospital and was discharged that day.

“Stephenson has been remorseful and has admitted the offences at the earliest opportunity, however, the seriousness of the incident means he will spend time in prison and will have a lengthy restraining order imposed on him.”

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