Man stabbed teenager five times in Leicester park

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced for stabbing a teenager five times in a Leicester park.

Adam Best, of Greenacre Drive, Leicester was given an eight year and three month custodial sentence at Leicester Crown Court on Monday (26 November).

The incident took place on the afternoon of Friday 17 August. The victim was stabbed by Best as he walked through Humberstone Park in Uppingham Road with his friend.

The 18-year-old victim sustained five stab wounds and spent a number of days in hospital.

When Best was stopped by Police officers a week later, they found he was concealing a large hunting style knife under his jacket.

Best was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to ‘wounding and possession of a bladed article’ at a hearing last month.

Detective Constable Charlotte Mee, who was the investigating officer, said: “The victim sustained some very serious injuries in an unprovoked attack in broad daylight.”

“Best’s actions that day means he is now facing time behind bars and this case clearly demonstrates the consequences of carrying and using a knife.”

“We take all incidents of knife crime extremely seriously and we continue to be committed to tackling knife crime through our ongoing #LivesNotKnives campaign.”