Banbury man sentenced to seven years in prison following knife attack at Moorfield Park

Atique Akhtar.
Atique Akhtar.

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for grievous bodily harm (GBH) in Banbury.

Atique Akhtar, of Fergusson Road, Banbury, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Wednesday, May 6 after being found guilty by jury of GBH with intent and possession of an offensive weapon at the same court on 10 March, after an eight day trial.

Akhtar was sentenced to seven years for GBH with intent and three years for possession of a knife, to run concurrently.

On September 11 at 11.45am, Akhtar attacked the victim with a knife at Moorfield Park, Banbury. The victim received a cut to his stomach which required medical treatment.

Investigating officer, PC Richard Blewitt of Banbury Local CID said: “This was a violent incident which resulted in the victim having to receive hospital treatment. This sentence sends a clear message that violence will be dealt with robustly in Banbury.

“I would like to thank all the officers and staff who have worked on the investigation, as well as the Crown Prosecution Service for bringing Akhtar to justice.

“Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank the victim for helping our investigation and for the courage they displayed during the trial.