A Derby man was stabbed in his home by a jealous drunk because the victim put his arms around the man’s partner.

Jamil Clarke told the man “I will kill you” as he pulled out the “combat-style hunting knife” and thrust it into his leg during a heated argument in Sinfin.

The victim managed to make his way out in to the street where passers-by called 999.

He told the police he had been attacked by the 24-year-old and officer went to the Shakespeare Street address where they found Clarke slumped on the landing.

The victim suffered a two-inch wound while Clarke’s partner, who was punched during the incident, suffered minor facial injuries.

Clarke was jailed for two years at Derby Crown Court, Recorder Michael Burrows said: “This offence is so serious that only a custodial sentence can follow.

“It was quite persistent and involved the use of a weapon.

“It was committed in drink and that is an aggravating feature.

“I accept there was an element of provocation and goading.”

Sarah Allen, prosecuting, said the offence took place in the early hours of January 30.

She said the ambulance service called the police shortly before 4am as they were treating the victim in the street, having suffered a stab wound to the lower leg.

Miss Allen said: “He was able to give them an account of what happened explaining that he had been assaulted at an address in Shakespeare Street.

“Officers went to that address which is where the defendant lives with his partner.

“Two children were also present, aged one and three, and the police found the defendant asleep on the floor at the top of the stairs.”

Miss Allen said Clarke’s partner handed officers the “combat-style hunting knife” used in the attack and they arrested the defendant.

Miss Allen said: “He told them he had met the defendant a few weeks previous and had got to know his partner.

“He said they had been drinking at the property and had run out of alcohol.

“She told police that during the evening there had been some goading between the defendant and the victim and the two of them exchanged insults.”

Miss Allen said things spilled over and Clarke produced a knife which he began “waving around” towards the victim.

She said he then stabbed the victim once to the lower leg saying “I am going to kill you”.

She said Clarke, who has “an extensive criminal record for violence” also punched his partner to the face during the incident.

He pleaded guilty to assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and common assault.

Justin Ablott, for Clarke, said his client was aware that the seriousness of the crime and his criminal record meant custody was the only option for him.

He said: “There was a confrontation, an argument, the victim had been putting his arms around the partner, none of which can justify what happened afterwards.

“He knows the court will take a dim view and he apologises for his actions.”


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