Wicken man who stabbed acquaintance in argument over mobile phone jailed
A man who stabbed an acquaintance in the chest in an argument over a mobile phone has been jailed.
Callum Everett, of High Street, Wicken, was handed a four year sentence at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday after admitting to grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a knife in a public place.
The 21 year old had asked his 39-year-old victim to purchase a mobile phone on his behalf with the intention of paying him back £24.99 upfront and then cash on a monthly basis.
When Everett failed to do so, the victim posted goading messages on Facebook before the pair agreed to meet to resolve the issue on April 25.
But Everett arrived at the meeting place in Drury Lane armed with a knife, and after a short grapple stabbed the victim in the chest.
The victim suffered a two inch wound to the chest, but has since made a full recovery.
After the hearing detective constable Louisa Abbott said: “Had Everett left the knife at home; the outcome of this case would’ve been very different. It was just by luck that the knife didn’t hit any major organs and goes to show the dangers of carrying a knife.
“Knife crime is a priority for the force and we will continue to work tirelessly to take weapons off the streets.”