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Teenager jailed for stabbing sleeping man in Fareham

Alert message sent 30/09/2021 13:49:00

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A teenager who stabbed a man in Fareham has been jailed.

The incident happened at an address in Triumph Close on 12 March this year, when 19-year-old Harvey Osborne attacked the victim, who is aged in his 20s and known to Osborne, in his sleep, leaving him with wounds to his head, face and fingers.

Police were called at 3.07am, and on their attendance found Osborne armed with a knife and a wooden pole.

He became violent and threatening towards officers, before locking himself in the toilet.

During this incident, he smashed a window before public order trained officers arrived and entered the bathroom to arrest him.

Osborne, of Triumph Close, was subsequently charged with causing grievous bodily harm and affray.

On 16 August this year, he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent, and affray, at Portsmouth Crown Court.

Appearing at the same court on Tuesday 28 September, he was jailed for 22 months and he was ordered to pay a £156 victim surcharge.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Cole said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack, and there was no real reason given as to what caused Osborne to behave this way.

“We take a very robust stance against knife crime and those who carry weapons. There is simply no place for violence in our communities and I am pleased that Osborne is now being punished for his actions.”
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