A teenager who stabbed a man on Christmas eve in Seaford has been sentenced.
Jordan Novis, 19, unemployed, previously of Sutton Avenue in the town, has been sentenced to six years’ detention in a Young Offender Institute.
Around 9.30am on Monday (December, 24), Novis stabbed a man in Millberg Road.
Police investigations revealed the pair were known to each other.
The victim suffered a single stab wound to the torso but managed to run back to his house.
He was treated by paramedics who took him to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
He was discharged after two days.
Detective Constable Paul Kelly, of the Eastbourne Investigations Team, said:
“The fact that Novis used that weapon to attack another person makes it all the more serious.
“It can take a single stab wound to cause fatal injuries, and the victim is extremely fortunate in this case not to have sustained more significant injuries.”
Officers said Novis was nominated as the suspect and he handed himself in to police on Thursday (December, 27).
He initially claimed it was self defence, denying possession of an offensive weapon in public and committing grievous bodily harm with intent.
However Novis later changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (April, 8).
He was also ordered to pay £170.
DC Kelly said:
“This conviction sends a clear message that carrying a knife in a public place is a serious offence which will not be tolerated on the streets of Sussex – or anywhere else in the UK for that matter.
“There is no place for knife crime in our country, and anyone caught offending will be dealt with swiftly and robustly.”