A jail term has been imposed on a man who stabbed another man outside a pub in Whitstable.

Russell Brazier attacked his victim following an altercation near Herne Bay Road, Swalecliffe, on 9 October 2022.

He and the victim exchanged blows, before it became apparent Brazier has stabbed the man in the back.

Brazier quickly left the scene, while others gave first aid to the injured man, who was later flown to a London hospital.

The victim survived his injuries.

Officers attending the scene recognised Brazier as a man involved earlier that day in an incident in which he had entered the home of a woman who was known to him and damaged items inside. The woman had locked herself inside the bathroom at the time.

Brazier handed himself in at Canterbury Police Station two days later and was charged with burglary, criminal damage and causing grievous bodily harm.

Brazier, 31, formerly from Canterbury, later admitted those offences and was jailed for three years and nine months at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday 26 May 2023.

PC Matthew Burridge, investigating officer for East Kent CID, said: ‘This was a terrible assault and we could so easily have been dealing with a far more serious offence.

‘Brazier had earlier that day put a woman in fear after he entered her home and damaged her property. I am pleased this violent man has been brought to justice and jailed, protecting the people of Canterbury and Whitstable from him in future.’

By Ed

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