LOCAL NEWS: Man responsible for knife attack in Christchurch jailed

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A man has been found guilty and jailed of a knife attack in Christchurch.

Andrew Peter Hiscock, aged 33 and of Hunt Road, Christchurch, was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday 29 October 2019 after being found guilty following an earlier trial at the same court of two counts of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

The attack occurred on Saturday 20 April 2019 and Dorset Police were called to the scene on Everest road at around 9.20pm. When officers arrived at the scene, they spotted a man running away down Hunt Road. Hiscock was found in possession of a folding knife with blood on his hands after an officer chased and detained him.

Three men were taken to hospital, two of which sustained knife wounds. One sustained a laceration to his arm and slash mark to the stomach and the other suffered severe lacerations to his face that required surgery.

The victims claim they heard shouting from outside the address and two men ran in. One of them proceeded to attack the victims with a knife before both men ran.

Detective Constable Ben Swain, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was a violent offence committed by Andrew Hiscock when he was armed with a knife and left his victims with serious injuries.

“We will not tolerate offending of this nature and I would like to thank the victims and all the witnesses who gave evidence during the trial for their help in bringing Hiscock to justice.”

A man from Christchurch was also arrested in connection to the incident. He was charged with two counts of wounding and possessing a knife or bladed article in a public place. The man however, was found not guilty of both charges following the trial.

Andrew Hiscock has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for his offence.

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