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Man sentenced after slashing friend across the face with a machete

He took out a machete, unsheathing it and slashing the victim across the face.

A man has been sentenced after slashing a friend’s face with a machete.

Kylyn Tomlinson, 28, was throwing a birthday party for his friends on 24 May 2020 when the evening took a violent turn after an argument ensued and he took out a machete.

The 28-year-old started to wrestle with his ‘friend’ in his living room whilst sat on the sofa at around 2.40am at his home address in Leeming Lane South, Mansfield Woodhouse, after he told a few of his friends to “get out” of his home.

He then took out a machete, unsheathing it and slashing the victim across the face.

Tomlinson, who had been drinking, slashed his victim twice to the face and back of the head leaving his victim with a fractured skull, a cut to the back of his head, cuts to his eyebrow and chin, and his finger.

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Realising what he had done and seeing the victim’s face pouring with blood he took off his t-shirt and tried to help stem the blood flow before he ran off as the other party-goers called for an ambulance to help his injured friend.

A few hours later Tomlinson was then found on top of the roof of his home where he was talked down by officers and then arrested before being remanded in custody.

Tomlinson who pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 20 September 2021.

He was sentenced to two years in custody but as he had already spent time on remand he has now been released on licence.

Detective Constable Anthony Hewitt, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a violent incident which left the victim requiring hospital treatment after being hit in the face with a machete.

“The force treats knife crime extremely seriously and continues to work tirelessly to keep our communities safe.

“Tomlinson in this incident not only hurt his friend but then fled the scene while an ambulance was called having attacked him with a machete.

“I hope his time already spent in custody will have given him time to think about his actions and reflect on the devastating outcome they could have had on his victim.

“We believe there is no place for weapons on our streets and Nottinghamshire Police is committed to driving knife crime down even further by using all the powers at its disposal.”

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