Young man who stabbed ‘acquaintance’ after he didn’t buy him mobile phone is jailed
- Credit: Cambs Cops
A young man who stabbed an acquaintance after they failed to buy him a pay-monthly mobile phone has been jailed for four years.
Callum Everett of High Street, Wicken pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a knife in a public place on July 21.
The 21-year-old appeared at Cambridge Crown Court and was handed a four-year sentence following the incident on April 25.
The court heard how Everett had asked his 39-year-old victim to purchase a mobile phone on his behalf with the intention of paying him back £24.99 upfront and then cash on a monthly basis.
When Everett failed to do so, the victim posted goading messages on Facebook before the pair agreed to meet to resolve the issue.
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However, Everett arrived at the meeting place in Drury Lane armed with a knife and after a short grapple, stabbed the victim in the chest.
The victim was taken to hospital and suffered a one-two inch wound to the chest. He has since made a full recovery.
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Detective Constable Louisa Abbott: “Had Everett left the knife at home; the outcome of this case would’ve been very different.
“It was just by luck that the knife didn’t hit any major organs and goes to show the dangers of carrying a knife.
“Knife crime is a priority for the force and we will continue to work tirelessly to take weapons off the streets.”
If you know someone who carries a knife, you should contact police by calling 101 or by visiting: bit.ly/2ZSxnuZ