This was a really brutal attack and the man was extremely fortunate that his injuries weren’t fatal.
Knife crime like this is completely unacceptable and this case proves that if you become involved in an offence where someone gets hurt you will face a lengthy jail sentence.
Knives have no place on our streets and we are working extremely hard to continue to drive down knife related crimes which have seen year on year reductions over the past five years.
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Antonio Pedro De Olivera Alves was sentenced to 11 years in prison in his absence after he fled the UK in 2013.