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Decorator jailed for two years for slashing colleague with Stanley knife in Bingham

A 35-year-old decorator from Calverton has been sentenced to two years in jail for a violent attack on a colleague at a building site in Bingham.

On January 18, 2021, at around 10:45 am, Brett punched and bit his victim on the neck before pulling out a knife and slashing the man’s face, leaving him with a 2.5-inch cut.

The altercation began when the victim, who Brett supervised, approached him to resolve a workplace issue.

Brett quickly became aggressive and began shouting at the man before swinging a punch.

The victim tackled Brett to the ground in self-defence, and both men crashed through a windowpane.

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Brett then punched the man twice and leaned forward to bite him before the two were separated by other workers.

Brett then pulled out a Stanley knife and ran towards the victim, knocking him to the floor.

The victim noticed a large amount of blood pouring from his face and realised he had been slashed. The man was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment.

Brett pleaded guilty to wounding without intent and possessing a knife in a public place.

Speaking about the incident, Detective Constable Andrew Sibley of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Brett launched this unprovoked and violent attack on a man he had previously had a perfectly normal working relationship with.

“Violence like this has absolutely no place in our society and this case should serve as a warning to other people that we take these offences extremely seriously.”

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