Knife attacker jailed for two years

A FELIXSTOWE man has been jailed for two years for an attack during which he held a knife at his victim's throat.

Jane Hunt

A FELIXSTOWE man has been jailed for two years for an attack during which he held a knife at his victim's throat.

Andrew Grinham, 32, was annoyed that Paul Allen told his parents that he owed Mr Allen some money and had gone to see him at his home in Felixstowe, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Grinham had put his hood up over his head and had a scarf covering the rest of his face and after a brief conversation with Mr Allen he had punched him in the face causing his nose to bleed.


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Grinham had then got Mr Allen in a headlock and held a knife to his throat causing a superficial cut to his neck.

Mr Allen had tried to protect himself and had suffered a deep cut to his thumb.

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Grinham of Waveney Road, Felixstowe, was found guilty by a jury in October of assaulting Mr Allen causing him actual bodily harm on February 12. He had denied the charge.

Jailing him for two years Recorder Simon Blackford said Grinham had been annoyed that Mr Allen had told his parents that he owed him money.

He said the attack had been premeditated and was so serious that it could not be dealt with by a community penalty.

Andrew Shaw, for Grinham, said the injury caused to Mr Allen wasn't serious. He said his client had the offer of a job with a roofing company and his partner had given birth to a little girl last Friday.

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