A 47 year old man of West Wycombe Road in High Wycombe has been sentenced to ten years in prison for GBH and possession of an offensive weapon.
The man was sentenced at Amersham Crown Court on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 for one count of Section 18 GBH and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He had pleaded guilty on the first day of the trial, prior to a jury being sworn in.
Francis was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment for the Section 18 GBH and two years’ imprisonment for each of the possession of an offensive weapon charges, to be served concurrently.
The sentence relates to an incident that occurred at around 9.00pm on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 when the man was involved in an altercation with a 26 year old man in Brecon Way, High Wycombe.
The man stabbed the victim nine times in the arms and stomach with two kitchen knives.
The victim was taken to Wexham Park Hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged but has been left with permanent scarring and injuries.
Investigating officer, Det Con Matt Kent from Force CID in High Wycombe said: ‘[The man] caused horrific injuries to the victim in a totally unprovoked and sustained attack. The victim has large permanent scars on his arms and stomach which will always be a reminder of that night.
The significant sentence reflects the seriousness of the attack, and I hope that the sentence given to Frank will give some closure to the victim and his family.’