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Woman jailed after man loses an eye in stabbing incident

A life-changing knife attack which resulted in surgeons having to remove a man’s eye has led to a woman being jailed.

The man also suffered a bleed on the brain after being stabbed between his eyes, and stab wounds to his back and arm after he was attacked by 28-year-old Brittany Stone.

The pair, who had been drinking, had an argument at the man’s flat in Valley Road, Chilwell, during the early hours of 4 July 2020.

After the man went outside, Stone followed him and attacked him with a knife which she took from the kitchen.

Stone was arrested after police quickly arrived and officers also found a knife nearby.

Stone, of no fixed address, went on to plead guilty to a charge of grievous bodily harm with intent and she was locked up for three years when she appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday (21 July 2021).

Detective Constable Peter Burrows, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a vicious attack which left the victim with life-changing injuries.

“The force of the blow to his face resulted in the knife penetrating into his brain. He had to have his eye removed and is due to be fitted with a false eye.

“I am pleased to see this result from court and that she has been handed a lengthy prison term for her serious crime.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes reports of knife crime extremely seriously and we acted quickly to arrest Stone in connection with this incident.

“Violence of this kind is unacceptable and I’d like to reassure people that we remain committed to driving down knife crime even further in our communities.

“We will continue to work tirelessly to remove dangerous weapons off our streets and take robust action against anyone believed to be involved in violent crime.”

The latest national crime figures, published on Thursday, showed knife crime reduced by 15 per cent in Nottinghamshire in the last financial year.