Man jailed for Norwich stabbing
A man who stabbed a Norwich resident on his door step over drugs has been sentenced.
Ashely Anderson, 26, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent following the incident in Godric Place in November last year.
Anderson, of Norton Gardens, London, appeared at Norwich Crown Court today (Friday 7 June 2019) where he was sentenced to an 18 year extended sentence of which he will serve at least 13 years in custody.
The court heard the incident happened on 21 November last year at about 10.30pm when the victim, aged in his 40s, answered a knock at the door to a man who repeatedly stabbed him.
The victim suffered multiple injuries to his arms and chest, described by doctors as life-threatening.
Detectives launched an investigation and Anderson was arrested as a result of enquiries with a vehicle seen near to the scene of the attack. He was detained the following day and later charged.
Detective Inspector Chris Burgess, from Norwich CID, said: “This was a nasty attack which could have easily ended so differently. After hearing the disturbance at the front door, the victim’s family members went to his aid and managed to shut the door, preventing further serious injury.
“These incidents naturally cause concern in the local community, something we recognise and aim to address through thorough investigations and ultimately bringing people to justice, as we have on this occasion.”