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Ramsgate thug used knives to stab one man and threaten another

A thug stabbed a man with a serrated bread knife and a four-inch kitchen knife before chasing another person while wielding the blades.

Liam Elward had an argument with his victim at a house in High Street, Ramsgatr, on the day of the attack.

Elward was captured on CCTV on the day of the offence. Picture: Kent Police
Elward was captured on CCTV on the day of the offence. Picture: Kent Police

The 33-year-old left the property to fetch the weapons, before returning to wound the man, who suffered cuts to his body.

With the knives in his hands, he then chased another man out of the building.

Elward was located by police later that day, on June 29, and charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He admitted the offence, along with a further charge of affray, at Canterbury Crown Court in October.

Now Elward has been given an eight-year jail sentence and ordered to serve an extra three years on licence when his prison term ends.

PC Emma Wheeler said: "Elward was completely reckless to the injuries he caused on the day of this attack and it is only by good fortune that we were not dealing with a far more serious case.

"The length of the sentence imposed, and the extended licence period, will prevent him from being able to cause any further harm to those around him."

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