A 24 year old man from London has been convicted of GBH following a stabbing in a pub in High Wycombe town centre.
The conviction relates to an incident that occurred on Saturday 28th January 2017, at around 3.30am, in Butlers public house Frogmoor, High Wycombe in which the 24 year old man stabbed a 32 year old man from High Wycombe in an unprovoked attack. The victim had to be rushed to hospital for abdominal surgery.
Thames Valley Police charged the 24 year old man with GBH and possession of bladed articles in a public place on Sunday 29th January 2017.
On Friday 28th April 2017, after a four day trial at Aylesbury Crown Court the jury found the man guilty by a unanimous verdict.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Suzie Price said: ‘I would like to acknowledge the bravery of the victim and his family throughout this matter and thank them and all the members of public who have supported this investigation and to those who administered first aid on that night. The victim underwent surgery for potentially fatal wounds but thankfully recovered.
I would also like to thank all of the police officers and staff who assisted the victim on the night and whose actions led to the swift apprehension of [the 24 year old man] and preserved vital evidence.
This verdict has shown that knife crime and carrying weapons will not be tolerated and will be taken very seriously by the police and the courts.‘
The convicted man is due to be sentenced on Friday 26th May 2017 at Aylesbury Crown Court.
A 20 year old man from London was also arrested on suspicion of GBH in connection with this incident, he is currently on bail until Friday 19th May 2017.