Cambridge youth hostel resident who stabbed ‘friend’ is locked up
A man who stabbed a ‘friend’ in the back and hand with a kitchen knife in Cambridge has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years behind bars.
Geremeskil Solomon fought with a 19-year-old man in the bedrooms of a youth hostel in Gonville Place, on July 4, 2020.
Solomon, also 19, used a kitchen knife to stab the victim twice in the back. The victim also suffered two lacerations to his hand.
Residents alerted police and the ambulance service and Solomon was found in another bedroom, with bloodstained clothes. The knife was found in his bedroom bin.
The victim’s back wounds proved to be superficial wounds, but his left hand was seriously injured
Solomon was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday to four-and-a-half years in a young offenders institute after previously being found guilty of section 18 – wounding with intent.
PC Sarah Knights, who investigated, said: “This was a completely unwarranted level of violence, which could have had fatal consequences.
“Solomon knew the victim and the pair were considered to be ‘friends’.
“The victim still hasn’t regained full movement in his hand demonstrating the dangers of choosing to pick up a knife.”
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