An 18-year-old was behind bars today after stabbing his friend in a drunken fight.
Callum Daniel Ryan Haigh of Wheatfield Walk, Riccall was sentenced to 44 months in young offender institution at York Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday).
Haigh and his friend were socialising together on evening of 20 September when things became heated and a fight broke out between the two men.
Haigh received minor injuries in the altercation which ended with him stabbing his 20 year-old friend in the side.
Haigh’s victim left the address and knocked on the door of a nearby property to ask the resident to call him an ambulance.
He was taken to hospital and received surgery after it was found the knife wound had penetrated his kidney.
Haigh pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was sentenced to 44 months in a young offender institution.
‘Nearly lost his life’
North Yorkshire Police Detective Constable, Alex Dorlin, commented on the case:
“This incident demonstrates how a fight can quickly turn into something much more serious when there is a knife involved.
“The victim and defendant had been friends for a long time but an alcohol-induced fall out led to one of them almost losing their life with the knife penetrating several inches through to one of his kidneys.
“I hope that Haigh’s sentencing demonstrates how seriously we and the courts take offences of this nature.”