A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years and ten months in jail after being convicted of a stabbing in Wolverton.

Eric Karuri, of no fixed abode, was convicted and sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday last week (3/7).

The offence happened on 31 May at about 5.35am, and took place at an address in the Wolverton area of Milton Keynes. Following a minor altercation, Karuri stabbed a 23-year-old man three times, causing serious injuries.

The victim sustained serious stab wounds to the stomach and upper body for which he required hospital treatment. Karuri was arrested and charged with the offence on 31 May.

DI Ian Jarvis of Milton Keynes Force CID said, “This was a serious incident, which left the victim with serious injuries and he needed hospital treatment as a result.

“This case shows how seriously Thames Valley Police treats knife crime and I am pleased that Karuri has received a substantial custodial sentence. Knife crime will not be tolerated, and anyone caught carrying or using a knife in public will be brought to justice.”