Derby Man stabs Man in Leg in Jealous Rage over Woman

Derby man Jamil Clarke was jailed for two years after he stabbed a man with a hunting knife in a jealous rage over a woman.

Derby Man stabs Man in Leg in Jealous Rage over Woman f

"I am going to kill you."

Jamil Clarke, aged 24, of Derby, was jailed for two years at Derby Crown Court for stabbing a man in a jealous rage at his home.

It was heard Clarke and the victim had been drinking when the incident took place on January 30, 2019.

The victim had put his arms around Clarke’s partner. This made him jealous and angry.

Clarke produced a knife and later stabbed the victim in the lower leg.

Prosecutor Sarah Allen said: “He told them he had met the defendant a few weeks previous and had got to know his partner.

“He said they had been drinking at the property and had run out of alcohol.

“She told police that during the evening there had been some goading between the defendant and the victim and the two of them exchanged insults.”

Things escalated when Clarke produced a hunting knife and began “waving it around” towards the victim.

Clarke then stabbed the victim once in the lower leg saying: “I am going to kill you.”

The victim managed to get out of the house where passers-by called 999. He told the police he had been attacked by Clarke.

Officers went to the address where they found Clarke slumped on the landing.

Paramedics treated the victim after suffering a two-inch stab wound. Clarke’s partner, who was punched by Clarke during the incident, suffered minor facial injuries.

Miss Allen said: “He was able to give them an account of what happened explaining that he had been assaulted at an address in Shakespeare Street.

“Officers went to that address which is where the defendant lives with his partner.”

“Two children were also present, aged one and three, and the police found the defendant asleep on the floor at the top of the stairs.”

Clarke’s partner handed officers the “combat-style hunting knife” as he was arrested.

Both the victim and Clarke’s partner produced witness statements. The victim was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital for a CT scan.

Miss Allen told the court about Clarke’s “extensive criminal record for violence.”

Clarke pleaded guilty to assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and common assault.

Recorder Michael Burrows said:

“This offence is so serious that only a custodial sentence can follow.”

“It was quite persistent and involved the use of a weapon. It was committed in drink and involved the use of a weapon.

“I accept there was an element of provocation and goading.”

Justin Ablott, defending Clarke, said his client was aware that his crime and criminal record meant prison was the only option.

He said: “There was a confrontation, an argument, the victim had been putting his around the partner, none of which can justify what happened afterwards.

“He knows the court will take a dim view and he apologises for his actions.”

Jamil Clarke was sentenced to two years in prison.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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