A 21-year-old North Lynn man has been jailed after stabbing a stranger in the arm and threatening to slash his friend following an argument.
Mundsey Varnadore was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court last Thursday for wounding a man in his 20s with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, attempting to wound his friend with intent and possession of a knife in public.
The court heard how the victims were walking along a street with a third friend in Castle Meadow, Norwich, during the early hours of Sunday July 30, 2017, when they were approached by Varnadore.
There was an argument and Varnadore threatened the group with a knife. As they walked away, he swung the knife towards one of the men and stabbed another in the arm and ran off, the court heard.
Varnadore, of St Edmundsbury Road, had previously denied the charges but had been found guilty by a crown court jury of wounding with intent and having an offensive weapon.
Co-defendant Cain Watson, 22, Cardigan Place, Norwich, was found not guilty of wounding with intent, unlawful wounding, attempted wounding with intent, attempted wounding and having an offensive weapon at the trial.
Varnadore was arrested after forensic evidence placed him at the crime scene. Detective Constable Debra Vertigan, from Norwich and South Norfolk CID, said: “This shows how situations can get out of hand.
“When people carry knives, arguments have the potential to become very serious or even fatal which is why we will always look to prosecute those involved in this kind of crime.”