A man who stabbed two people at a pub after losing a game of pool has been jailed for a minimum of 26 years.
Kai Nazir, 20, was at the Monkfield Arms in Cambourne on 27 October last year, when at about midnight he was challenged to a game of pool by a man he did not know.
After Nazir lost, he stabbed the man, who is in his 20s, to the chest. He was confronted and restrained by the victim’s friends, before managing to escape.
In the pub’s carpark, Nazir was confronted by three of the victim’s friends, including Chris West, 30, from Cambourne. Nazir stabbed Mr West multiple times to the back and chest before being punched to the ground by another man.
Paramedics were unable to save Mr West and he died at the scene. Nazir and the first victim were taken to hospital for treatment.
Nazir was released shortly afterwards, but the first victim was transferred to Papworth Hospital with life threatening injuries. He underwent surgery and spent several weeks in hospital before making a recovery.
Nazir, of The Crescent, St Neots, was found guilty of murder, attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place on 19 July.
Today (10 September) at Cambridge Crown Court he was given a life sentence.
In a statement Chris’s family said it had been a truly horrendous period in all their lives.
Detective Inspector Lucy Thomson, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit, said the case had been heartbreaking.