A man has been jailed for his part in an assault of a boy in Milton Keynes.

Christopher Vickers, aged 23, of Fishermead Boulevard, Milton Keynes, was jailed for one year and eight months at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday last week (7/1).

He was also given a four year restraining order not to contact the victim or enter the location where the offence.

Vickers pleaded guilty to one count of section 20 wounding, while he was found not guilty of one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent by a jury, following a trial.

Vickers and a number of other offenders entered a hairdressers in Farthing Grove, Netherfield at about 3.15pm on 5 August 2019.

The offenders then attacked the victim, a 17-year-old, who was stabbed three times, leaving him with scars from the wounds.

No-one else has been charged in connection with the offence.

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Investigating officer, Detective Constable Serena Bellis said, “This was an unprovoked and cowardly attack on a boy who was going about his business, waiting to have his haircut during the middle of the day.

“I am pleased that Vickers has been convicted and jailed for a significant period for his role in this assault that shockingly happened in front of members of the public, including children.

“Vickers played a role in attacking the victim, although it was not the prosecution’s case that Vickers was the offender who stabbed the boy.

“Witnesses to the assault restrained Vickers, who was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged in connection with the assault.”