Ely man jailed for 10 years for triple stabbing in city centre
A MAN responsible for a triple stabbing in Ely has been jailed for 10 years. Phillip Gregory, 34, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday December 2) by Judge Jonathan Howarth. Gregory, of Broad Street, Ely, stabbed his victims with a
A MAN responsible for a triple stabbing in Ely has been jailed for 10 years.
Phillip Gregory, 34, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday December 2) by Judge Jonathan Howarth.
Gregory, of Broad Street, Ely, stabbed his victims with a four-inch knife whilst intoxicated and on prescription medicine.
His first victim was a man in the Market Square who received a 10cm cut to the neck, as well as a stab wound to the abdomen, requiring surgery.
He then went on to assault and stab a woman and another man who tried to help her in Broad Street. The third man received a wound 12 to 15cm deep inside his abdomen and required extensive surgery.
Gregory, a postman and previously of good character, was arrested within 90 seconds of police arriving at the scene. In September he was found guilty of wounding with intent.
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Detective Constable Dan Botterill said: "Thankfully, incidents like these are incredibly rare and the long sentence given to Gregory demonstrates the severity of the offence.
"Key to this successful prosecution was the bravery of the victims and the admirable way they conducted themselves during the investigation and trial.
"They were subjected to unprovoked violent attacks, suffering serious injury and had to recount it all in court during the trial. Hopefully they can now begin to move on from this.