Man jailed following stabbing in Colchester
A man has been jailed for three years and nine months after stabbing another man following a confrontation over damaged cars in Colchester.
The victim, a man in his 30s, had confronted Kevin Selby after a number of cars were damaged in Ferdinand Walk at around 10am on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
As the victim climbed over a wall into a nearby car park Selby stabbed him in the shoulder with a stanley knife.
He then slashed him across his neck leaving him with a six-inch wound across his neck and a stab wound to his left shoulder.
The victim was taken to hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Selby, 29, of Townley Court, London, was arrested at Marks Tey railway station later that day.
He admitted Section 20 GBH, wounding without intent and at Ipswich Crown Court today (Friday, February 9), he was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Danielle Markoutsis, from Colchester CID, said: “The victim’s injuries in this case were really nasty and he could easily have been killed.
“It was a needless assault which could have a tragic outcome.
“What this case shows is that, regardless of your intent, if you go out with a weapon and produce it in public, it can have really serious consequences.
“I hope this is something Kevin Selby thinks about as he serves his time behind bars.”