'Kebab' throat slasher jailed for five years
A man has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for slashing the throat of a father who survived by stemming the blood with a doner kebab.
Jamie Edney, 36, was convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent to wound, following the attack in Highbridge, Somerset, in January last year.
James Hobbs, 37, wrapped the kebab around the wound to stem the flow of blood from the 5in (12.7cm) gash on his neck.
Edney’s trial heard that Mr Hobbs, from Highbridge, had been out with his cousin to buy food before returning to his flat, in Charlotte Court, on January 15, 2011.
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It was then that the neighbours got into an altercation outside Edney’s flat and Edney, of Longstone Avenue in Bridgwater, cut the father-of-one’s throat after he was accused of having an affair with Mr Hobbs’ girlfriend.
Edney, who narrowly missed the vocal cords of his victim, appeared at Bristol Crown Court dressed casually in a dark coat and gave no reaction as he was handed the sentence.
Judge Michael Longman told Edney, whose partner was sitting in the public gallery, that although he accepted Edney had not started the argument, to pick up a knife was “asking for trouble”.