Man jailed following stabbing in Swindon town centre

By Jessica Durston - 21 November 2022

Crime
  • Lee Milne

    Lee Milne

A man has been jailed for six years after he stabbed a man in the neck multiple times in Swindon town centre earlier this year.

Lee Milne, 31, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on Friday 18 November, after he pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm.

At approximately 3pm on 24 July, Milne was involved in an altercation with his victim – a man in his 30s - in The Parade.

Police say Milne was verbally abusive to the man’s partner. After walking away from the area, Milne returned with a broken glass bottle on the hunt for his victim. After locating him, he used the broken glass to stab him to the neck at least three times.

He fled the scene but was shortly identified as the suspect and was arrested by officers.

He was sentenced to six years imprisonment with a further four years on licence when released.

Det Con Alex Doughty said: “This was an intentional revenge attack by Milne, after claiming to have been bullied by the victim during the initial altercation. After removing himself from the area, he felt compelled to return and intentionally inflict serious harm to the victim, leaving him with a 7 cm long and 5 cm deep wound to the side of his neck.

“Milne is clearly a danger to the public and I am pleased he has received a substantial custodial sentence.

“Violence of this nature is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. His action’s caused concern and upset amongst the local community and I hope this case provides reassurance to members of the public who may have witnessed this disorder, that we will do everything in our power to put offenders before the courts.”

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