Knifeman jailed for 10 years for horror attack
A suspected drugs dealer has been sentenced to ten years in prison for wounding after a frenzied attack in a Wolverhampton street.
Fabian Nelson-Brown pounced on his victim who was in a car as it pulled up at the junction of Nordley Road and West Avenue in Wednesfield on 23 March earlier this year.
He stabbed the 38-year-old passenger in the chest through the car window and, as his victim jumped through the car and out of the rear door to escape, chased after him and stabbed him again in the back as he stumbled.
Fortunately the man was able to make it back to the car and was taken straight to hospital, where he was treated for three knife wounds, one which had punctured his lung. Thankfully he has since made a full recovery.
Nelson-Brown , from Thetford Gardens, Wednesfield, made off in a waiting car but was arrested just over a week later, after CCTV and an ID parade identified him.
And after a week-long trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court last week where 21-year-old Nelson-Brown denied any involvement, he was found guilty as charged. Another man, who was driving the car Nelson-Brown escaped in, stood trial alongside him, but was found not guilty by the jury.
Detective Sergeant Darren Brown, from force CID, said: “This was a totally unprovoked and unexpected attack on the victim. He was lucky to escape with his life or at the very least more serious injury.
“We continue our fight against knife crime across our regions, but convictions like this are only part of the story. We’re working with schools, parents and others to get the message out about the devastating impact violence has on lives."