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A man who seriously injured another man in a knife attack has been jailed.
Police responded to a report of a stabbing in Lansbury Road, Crawley, shortly after 9pm on 11 November 2022.
The suspect, Cedric Perrine, was alleged to have stabbed a 19-year-old man, who was known to him, three times in the torso during an altercation in a car park.
The victim was taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile Perrine, also 19, of Petworth Court, Crawley, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault by beating and a racially aggravated public order offence.
He appeared before Crawley Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in custody.
The case was managed by detectives from Crawley CID, working with the Crown Prosecution Service, who prepared a case for crown court.
During trial, the defendant entered a guilty plea for wounding with intent, which was accepted by the crown and the victim in place of the three offences he was charged with.
He was subsequently sentenced to nine years and seven months’ imprisonment at Lewes Crown Court on 27 April, and ordered to pay a £228 victim surcharge.
Detective Sergeant Mark Williams, of Crawley CID, said: “The victim in this case could have easily lost his life, and in any case will be left with lasting mental and physical scars.
“This is a powerful example of the harm that knives can bring in a matter of seconds, and that will have an enormous impact to the lives of both victim and offender.”
Read more about the consequences of knife crime.
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