Man jailed for 23 years for stabbing outside Coventry pub

|News, Violent crime

Adrian Brock, 45, has today been jailed for 23 years after being convicted of an attempted murder in Coventry.

On 2 October 2016, Brock was in the city centre with his partner. Following an argument he returned home, armed himself with an eight inch kitchen knife, before visiting the Holyhead Public House in Coventry where he found his partner talking to the victim.

The defendant attacked the victim in the beer garden, stabbing him twice in the stomach, before he walked off in the direction of the city.

Emergency services were called. The victim was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, where he underwent emergency surgery. The defendant was arrested that evening by police.

The defendant pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, but following a trial, he was found guilty of attempted murder.

He has today been jailed for 23 years and been given a four year extended license period.

Paul Reid, from the CPS, said: “Adrian Brock carried out a premeditated and brutal attack on an innocent man which has left the victim with life changing injuries.

“It is clear that the defendant armed himself with a large kitchen knife before he left his home and sought out the victim.

“When he located his victim, he launched a frenzied attack on him in front of other patrons at the pub. Brock then calmly walked away and he was later arrested by the police.”

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Paul Reid is a District Crown Prosecutor with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service

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