Man jailed for knife incident in Norwich
A man has been jailed for slashing another man with a knife in Norwich.
Bolongi Iyolo, aged 37 and of Black Horse Opening in Norwich, was sentenced to eight years and six months in prison, to serve a further five years on extended license, at Norwich Crown Court on Friday 16 June.
Iyolo was found guilty of wounding with intent following a trial in May. The court heard how Iyolo had been involved in an argument with the victim, a man in his 30s, prior to the incident in St Vedast Street at 4.45am on Saturday 7 December 2019.
During the argument, Iyolo slashed the victim’s neck with a knife which resulted in the victim having stitches for his injuries.
Immediately after the incident the victim alerted officers who located Iyolo further along St Vedast Street. Just before he was arrested, Iyolo was seen to throw something down an alleyway and following a search officers found a knife. It was later confirmed Iyolo’s DNA was on the knife, along with the victim’s blood.
DC Jordan Bulmer said: “This incident could have had tragic consequences and the sentencing reflects the seriousness of Iyolo’s actions.”