Man convicted for Lowestoft stabbing
A 46 year old man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after a stabbing in Lowestoft that took place last year.
Jason Hamilton of Suffolk Road in Lowestoft was convicted of section 20 unlawful wounding at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday (13 June) after being found guilty at an earlier hearing.
It follows an incident on Station Square on Friday 26 October last year late in the afternoon. A 33 year old man was stabbed in the neck just below the ear by Hamilton using a knife, before he fled the scene. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.
Following initial enquiries, Hamilton was arrested less than an hour later and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was subsequently charged.
He was found not guilty of section 18 GBH, of possession of an article with a blade or point and the charge of theft.
Investigating officer DC Andrew Thawley from Lowestoft CID said: "The victim’s injures were superficial despite initially being thought of as life threatening but swift action to stem the bleeding saved the victim from losing serious amounts of blood. This was a violent assault in a busy part of Lowestoft during daylight hours and must have been distressing for passing members of the public to witness.”