Man sentenced to over six years in prison for stabbing in Waterlooville
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Jamie Benn, 23, of Cunningham Road, Waterlooville appeared on Friday 17 November at Portsmouth Crown Court after pleading guilty at the same court in June to charges of wounding with intent and having an article with a blade or point.
On Monday 1 May 2023 at around 04:30am, Benn stabbed a 33 year-old man on Mill Road, Waterlooville, causing him serious injury to his abdomen and requiring treatment at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Whilst the injuries were initially feared to be life threatening, the man has now been discharged.
Benn has been sentenced to serve six years and eight months in prison for wounding with intent and twelve months imprisonment to be served concurrently for possessing a bladed article.
Police Staff Investigator Nikki Ginn of Hampshire Constabulary’s Criminal Investigation Department, who led the investigation, said: “Making the decision to pick up a bladed weapon creates the very real risk that you could kill or seriously injure someone. We hope that anyone thinking of carrying a knife recognises that there are serious consequences both for themselves and others when they make that decision to pick up a weapon.”
Inspector Sarah Nicholson, Tactical lead for Knife Crime for Hampshire and Isle of Wight said: “Every day as police officers we see first-hand the devastating effects of these deadly weapons on the lives of individuals, particularly young people and we must always look at what action can be taken to restrict the supply chain and prevent access to knives that are used for violence, intimidation and harm.”
As part of the national knife crime week of action Operation Sceptre, we have installed surrender bins in our local districts. These surrender bins are available to the public until Monday 18th December 2023 for the disposal of knives and offensive weapons. More information about where to find your local surrender bin can be found at Op Sceptre 2023 | Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary.