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York man, 18, jailed for stabbing friend in drunken fight

A TEENAGER who stabbed his friend in a drunken fight has been sentenced to 44-months in prison.

18-year-old Callum Daniel Ryan Haigh of Wheatfield Walk, Riccall, York was sentenced at York Crown Court yesterday.

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The court heard that Haigh and his friend were socialising together on the evening of September 20 when things became heated and a fight broke out between the two men.

Haigh received minor injuries in the altercation which ended with him stabbing his 20-year-old friend in the side.

Haigh’s victim left the address and knocked on the door of a nearby property to ask the resident to call him an ambulance.

He was taken to hospital and received surgery after it was found the knife wound had penetrated his kidney.

Haigh pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was sentenced to 44-months in a young offender institution.

North Yorkshire Police Detective Constable, Alex Dorlin, said:  “This incident demonstrates how a fight can quickly turn into something much more serious when there is a knife involved.

“The victim and defendant had been friends for a long time but an alcohol-induced fall out led to one of them almost losing their life with the knife penetrating several inches through to one of his kidneys.

“I hope that Haigh’s sentencing demonstrates how seriously we and the courts take offences of this nature.”

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