Peterborough man jailed for over 13 years for “very nasty” knife attack in city

Paul Doherty

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A man has been sentenced to 13 years and eight months in prison after assaulting his victim with a knife in Peterborough.

Paul Doherty, 46, of Wharf Road, Peterborough, was found guilty at Peterborough Crown Court last Friday (February 24) of GBH with intent and possession of a bladed article.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was found by chance by an ambulance crew in the early hours of July 31, 2015 and taken to Peterborough City Hospital. He sustained life changing injuries following the incident in St. Marks Street during which he was “slashed” with the knife.

Enquires led to Doherty, who was arrested and found with a knife which had the victim’s blood on it.

Officers searched Doherty‘s home where blood stained clothing was found which was also linked to the victim. The blood stains on the clothes were consistent with significant and sustained contact with the victim.

The jury went out last Friday and after two and a half hours found Doherty guilty. He was sentenced to 13 years and eight months for GBH and 18 months for possession of bladed article to run concurrently.

T/Sergeant Shish Thind said: “This was a very nasty assault and I now hope the victim can move forward with his life after such a traumatic experience.