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Man stabbed two others in row over £20

30 Jul 2021

A man who broke into a home and stabbed two people in a bid to get his £20 back has been jailed for ten years.

Kevin Wells went armed with a knife to Kingdon Avenue, Prickwillow on 19 December shouting ‘where is my money, I want my £20’.

The 35-year-old banged on the front door before making his way round the back of the property and smashing his way through the door.

In the presence of a seven-year-old boy, Wells stabbed one of the occupants in the leg and in the hand and the other in the leg before fleeing the scene. Both men were taken to hospital for treatment and discharged the following day.

At Peterborough Crown Court on Monday (26 July), Wells, of Ely Road, Prickwillow, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of a knife and was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Sergeant Michael Gray, who investigated, said: “Wells chose to carry a knife not just to frighten but to use, all over a dispute over £20. The consequences could’ve been fatal.

“His actions were impulsive and disproportionate and show the dangers of carrying a knife, all it does is put you and others in greater danger.”

For more information on knife crime here.

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