21-year-old from East Cambridgeshire jailed for stabbing a man in chest
A 21-year-old who stabbed a man in the chest in an argument over a mobile phone has been jailed.
Callum Everett, of High Street, Wicken, was sentenced to four years in prison at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday (July 21) after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a knife in a public place.
Everett had asked his 39-year-old victim to purchase a mobile phone on his behalf, and promised to him back £24.99 upfront and then cash on a monthly basis.
But when Everett failed to do so, the victim goaded him on Facebook before the pair agreed to meet on April 25.
Everett arrived at the meeting place in Drury Lane armed with a knife and stabbed the man in the chest following a short grapple.
The victim suffered a one to two-inch wound and was taken to hospital. He has made a full recovery.
Detective Constable Louisa Abbott: “Had Everett left the knife at home; the outcome of this case would have been very different. It was just by luck that the knife didn’t hit any major organs and goes to show the dangers of carrying a knife.
“Knife crime is a priority for the force and we will continue to work tirelessly to take weapons off the streets.”
If you know someone who carries a knife, call the police 101 or visit https://bit.ly/2ZSxnuZ.
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