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Man sentenced following Winchester stabbing

A 50-year-old man from Winchester has been sentenced to five years and three months in prison following a serious assault in September last year



Long Fei Zheng, of Vernham Road appeared at Winchester Crown Court yesterday, (Wednesday, 16 March) for sentence after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent at an earlier hearing.


The court heard that at 7.12am on Thursday 9 September 2021, officers were called by colleagues from South Central Ambulance Service to a report of a stabbing at an address in Andover Road, Winchester.


The victim, a 38-year-old man, had suffered multiple stab wounds to his head, thigh, back, shoulder and wrist. He was transported to Southampton General Hospital where he underwent surgery.


Zheng was arrested later that morning.


Appearing at Winchester Crown Court yesterday, Wednesday 16 March, Zheng was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in jail.


Detective Constable Jonathan Duggan said “This was a shocking act of violence that could have had far worse consequences and easily have resulted in the death of a man.


“Fortunately, following emergency surgery, the victim survived the attack and is recovering.


“I hope this sentence sends out a clear message that violence of any kind will not be tolerated and we will bring offenders to justice.”