Clacton man jailed for knifing former friend

PUBLISHED: 18:11 08 December 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 08 December 2018

Robbie Masson was jailed for grievous bodily harm without intent  Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Robbie Masson was jailed for grievous bodily harm without intent Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Essex Police

A 25-year-old man has been jailed for two years for stabbing a former friend in Clacton.

The 32-year-old victim was approached by Robbie Masson, who started making accusations and produced a 12-inch knife, in Wellesley Road on June 19.

During a struggle, accomplice Jimmy Valentine twice hit the victim in the back of the head with what appeared to be a golf club. He was treated for a head wound, and stab wounds to his stomach and hands requiring reconstructive surgery on his right hand.

Masson and Valentine, both 25, admitted causing grievous bodily harm without intent at Basildon Crown Court in November.

Masson, of Groom Park, Clacton, was jailed for two years on Friday.

Valentine, of Polley Close, Kirby Cross, was given a 12 month jail term, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to complete rehabilitation activity.

Investigating officer DC Richard English, of Clacton CID, said: “This was a violent attack that left the victim needing reconstructive surgery.

“There is never any excuse for such mindless violence and we will continue to take robust action against those who commit such acts.”

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