Man jailed after stabbing incident
On Wednesday 9 March, a 26-year-old who stabbed a man multiple times in his own home was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
Carl Atkins, of Maureen Close in Coventry, was sentenced on Wednesday 9 March 2016 after being found guilty to Grievous Bodily Harm with intent in October last year at Norwich Crown Court.
The incident happened on 26 August 2014 shortly after 9.25pm when Atkins called at a property in Southgates Road, Great Yarmouth and was allowed in by the resident.
Atkins made demands and threatened the victim with a knife. Both men became involved in a fight resulting in the householder suffering several knife wounds to his back, stomach and face.
The victim attended the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston where he received treatment for his injuries overnight. He was discharged the next morning.
Detective Sergeant Darren Reade said, "This was an extremely serious offence where the vulnerable victim appears to have been deliberately targeted for robbery. He was deceived into allowing entry to the offender who then produced a knife demanding he hand over property. The victim fought back but was stabbed several times in the process."
It was due to the victim’s bravery but also members of the public who came forward and gave evidence that we were able to convict this extremely dangerous individual."
I am grateful to all those involved as well as the Crimewatch programme team and those who responded to the appeals.”