Man jailed for stabbing - Luton

19/12/2012

Jealous Greg TATE got angry when he thought a woman, who he regarded as his girlfriend, was showing too much attention to another man.

Tate, the woman, the man and his friend were all drinking in a flat in Wenlock Street, Luton, and irritated by what was happening, Tate asked the other two men to leave.

But, Luton Crown Court heard today, Wednesday, 19 December 2012, before they could do so, he grabbed a kitchen knife and plunged it into the chest of one of them.

Philip Nelson suffered damage to his lung, as well as massive blood loss. The blow was delivered with such force that he also suffered a fractured rib.

Today Tate, 36, of no fixed abode, appeared for sentence following his conviction last month (November) of unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He also appeared for sentence for an offence of common assault on Nicola Harper, the woman who had been in the flat that day.

Simon Stirling, prosecuting, said it was on 07 June this year when the four were gathered in the flat, drinking.

The court heard that Tate had stabbed Mr Nelson in the lower left side of his chest.

The two men managed to get outside of the flat, but Miss Harper was unable to and had her hair pulled by Tate, who was still armed with the knife. She managed to lock herself in the bathroom and escape through a window.

Tate was jailed for 7 1/2 years.

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