A man who stabbed an apparent ‘friend’ in the back and hand with a kitchen knife has been jailed for more than four years.
On July 4 last year, a fight broke out in a bedroom of a youth hostel in Gonville Place, Cambridge, between Geremeskil Solomon and a 19-year-old-man.
Solomon, 19, then used a grey handled kitchen knife to attack the victim, stabbing him twice in the back.
The victim also had two lacerations to his hand.
Residents of the hostel called police and the ambulance service following the incident and Solomon was found in another bedroom.
His clothes were stained with blood and the knife was found bloodstained in his bedroom bin.
The victim had suffered superficial wounds to his back, but the injuries to his left hand were serious.
On Tuesday, March 23, Solomon was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in a young offenders institute at Cambridge Crown Court 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.”