A man has been convicted of wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article following an altercation at a pub in Wolverton.

Brenton Aherne, 34, previously of Chervill, Beanhill, Milton Keynes, was convicted of a single count of wounding with intent and two counts of possession of a bladed article in a public place at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday (16/4). He was found guilty after a six day trial.

The charges relate to an incident that happened between 9.45pm and 11.30pm on Saturday 17 October 2017 at The North Western public house, in Wolverton.

Aherne was asked to leave the premises after he urinated on the floor, he then became aggressive and threw a glass bottle at a member of staff.

He then drew a knife from his coat pocket and stabbed the victim, a 27-year-old man, before fleeing on foot.

The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to Milton Keynes University Hospital for treatment. He was released the same day.

Aherne was located and arrested by officers the same day, and was in possession of two knives at the time of his arrest.

Aherne was then charged on 5 September 2018. Following the conviction, he is due to be sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday 21 June.

Investigating officer PC Laura Wilson said, “This was a nasty incident in a public house where the victim suffered a stab wound to his chest, which thankfully did not cause more harm to him.

“Aherne acted aggressively towards innocent members of the public and staff at the venue after being asked to leave following his inappropriate conduct.

“It is thanks to good fortune that there were no other injuries during the incident.”

PC Wilson also stated tackling knife crime remains a priority for Thames Valley Police, and asked for the public to help report suspicions of any knife crime activity.

She added, “Tackling knife crime is a priority for Thames Valley Police, and we will work tirelessly to remove those who commit knife crime from our streets and communities.

“If you think someone you know is involved in knife crime, you can report your suspicions to Thames Valley Police on 101 or online.”