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Man gets nine years in jail for Nottingham knife attack

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A man who stabbed his victim in the back and neck in the city centre has been jailed for nine years.

Karim Morris got out of car and carried out the attack on a 27-year-old man in Friar Lane, just before 11.10pm on Friday 20 April 2018, before getting back into a car and driving off.

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The victim suffered two stab wounds to his back – one puncturing a lung – and another to the back of his neck.  He received hospital treatment and was released the following day.

Morris, formerly of Beckley Road, Broxtowe Estate, took a flight to Jamaica on 2 May 2018 but was arrested at Gatwick airport when he returned to the country on 8 October 2018.

He was later charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, which he denied, but he was today (Wednesday 12 June) found guilty when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court and was jailed for nine years. He also received a  concurrent sentence of 15 months for possession of an offensive weapon.

Police investigator Victoria Batterham, who led the investigation, said: “This was a nasty attack in the city centre which was seen by a number of people and would have been very shocking to witness.

“Thankfully Morris has now received a significant sentence for the attack.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes knife crime extremely seriously and this case shows how relentless we are in hunting down offenders.”

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