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A man stabbed his friend three times during a drunken fight outside a flat.
Ashley Henry was at a gathering in Bullace Road, St Ann’s, when he got into an argument with his drinking buddy.
As tensions continued to rise between the two men, one of them suggested that they should ‘take it outside’.
They then stepped out onto the flat’s balcony, at which point a scuffle immediately broke out between the pair.
In the midst of the fight, Henry pulled out a craft knife from his pocket and proceeded to stab his friend multiple times with it.
Henry then fled from the scene, while the victim staggered out of the flat, where he was found in the street and covered in blood.
He was left with slash injuries to his face, arm and shoulder that required hospital treatment following the attack in the early hours of 16 July 2023.
Police found Henry at his home address shortly afterwards, along with the Stanley knife that had been used during the assault.
The 37-year-old would later go on to plead guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and possessing a knife in a public place.
Henry, of Hogarth Street, St Ann’s, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday (6 December).
He was handed a one-year prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Henry was also ordered to complete 25 rehabilitation requirement days, as well as an alcohol treatment course and a 19-day Thinking Skills programme.
PC Christopher Sharp, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“Any assault that involves the use of a knife or other weapon is incredibly seriously – and this case is no different.
“Henry’s decision to pull out and use a knife during a fight with a man he knew resulted in them sustaining multiple slash injuries.
“Both he and his victim had a lucky escape in this incident, as Henry’s actions could’ve quite easily resulted in his friend being much more seriously injured.
“Nevertheless, there was absolutely no excuse for this type of violent behaviour, so we’re pleased to see Henry has now appeared before the courts after owning up to what he did.”
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