Man given six years in prison after stabbing in front of children

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A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison after stabbing another man in front of onlooking children and leaving him with life-threatening chest injuries.

Kyle Fabian (pictured) of Marina Drive, Wolverton, pleaded guilty to one count of wounding and was subsequently sentenced to six years in jail at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday.

Meanwhile co-defendant, Brendan Powell, aged 18, of Western Road, Wolverton, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and was given an eight-month suspended sentence.

The men were convicted in relation to the offence which took place close to Windsor Street, Wolverton, at about 3.30pm on August 4.

A confrontation occurred between Fabian and Powell and the victim, a 19-year-old man, during which the victim was stabbed.

The victim sustained four life-threatening puncture wounds to his chest and was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He has subsequently been discharged from hospital.

Speaking after sentencing, DC John Swallow, of Force CID, said: “The attack took place on a busy sunny Sunday afternoon. It was witnessed by many children and their parents, who have been left traumatised by the incident.

“I would like to thank all the witnesses who came forward; their courage has resulted in the successful convictions of these two defendants.

“The victim, who was airlifted to hospital, owes his life to the quick thinking members of the public and emergency services.

“The severity of the victim’s injuries was reflected in the sentences passed by Judge Sheridan. Thankfully these types of incidents are rare in Milton Keynes.”