Harwich: Man, 23, sentenced to 18 years for stabbing victim in the head
- Credit: Suffolk Police
A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for attempted murder after his victim was left with a knife blade embedded in his head.
Kyle Ogilvie, of of Station Lane, Harwich, was handed the sentence by a judge at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday after being convicted by a jury in December.
The attack happened during the early hours of May 6 in Mill Lane, Harwich when his 20-year-old vicitm, James Johnson, was walking home.
The two became involved in a fight which ended with Ogilvie, who had been at a house nearby, stabbing Mr Johnson in the head.
The handle broke off from the knife and he was taken to hospital.
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He was later transferred to the Royal London Hospital where, thanks to the skills of surgeons, he survived and is now recovering from his ordeal.
A detailed investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate ensued and Ogilvie was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
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Ogilvie denied trying to kill his victim but was found guilty after a four week trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.
Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Simon Parkes, said: “There can be no excuse for the actions of Kyle Ogilvie. He is clearly a dangerous person who showed a complete disregard for the life of his victim. He has now been sentenced and will have many years to reflect upon his actions.
“Just carrying a weapon is idiotic. Taking one to a fight is pure madness. Ogilvie said that he had consumed so much alcohol that he cannot remember the incident. The drink and the knife made a toxic combination.
“The speed with which he was arrested, with the assistance from the local community, means he will now be imprisoned for a long time.”