Karim Morris, who stabbed a 27-year-old man in the back and neck in Nottingham city centre before getting into a car and driving off, has been jailed for nine years.
The victim suffered two stab wounds to his back – one puncturing a lung – and another to the back of his neck. He received hospital treatment and was released the following day.
Morris flew to Jamaica on 2 May 2018 but was arrested at Gatwick airport when he returned to the country on 8 October 2018. He was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, which he denied, but he was found guilty when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 12 June and jailed for nine years. He also received a concurrent sentence of 15 months for possession of an offensive weapon.
During the trial, evidence compiled using Forensic Analytics’ CSAS software and Radio Frequency Survey Module was presented by the prosecution and helped to secure a conviction.
Lead police investigator, Victoria Batterham said: “This was a nasty attack in the city centre which was seen by a number of people and would have been very shocking to witness. Thankfully Morris has now received a significant sentence for the attack. Nottinghamshire Police takes knife crime extremely seriously and this case shows how relentless we are in hunting down offenders.”
For more details, visit Nottinghamshire Police’s website.