A man has been jailed after being found guilty of a knife attack in Christchurch.

Andrew Peter Hiscock, aged 33 and of Hunt Road, Christchurch, was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday 29 October 2019 after being found guilty following an earlier trial at the same court of two counts of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

He was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison.

At around 9.20pm on Saturday 20 April 2019 Dorset Police was called to a report of a fight at an address in Everest Road.

Officers arrived and saw a man running away down Hunt Road. An officer gave chase and detained Hiscock nearby. He was found in possession of a folding knife and had blood on his hands.

Three men were taken to hospital, including two men aged in their 20s who had sustained knife wounds. One sustained a laceration to his arm and slash mark to the stomach and the other suffered severe lacerations to his face that required surgery.

The victims said that they had heard shouting from outside the address and two men ran in. One of them then attacked them with the knife before they both ran off.

Detective Constable Ben Swain, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was a violent offence committed by Andrew Hiscock when he was armed with a knife and left his victims with serious injuries.

“We will not tolerate offending of this nature and I would like to thank the victims and all the witnesses who gave evidence during the trial for their help in bringing Hiscock to justice.”

A 30-year-old Christchurch man, who was also arrested in connection with the offence and charged with two counts of wounding and possessing a knife or bladed article in a public place, was found not guilty of both charges following the trial.

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