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Man jailed after Bury St. Edmunds stabbing leaves victim with life-changing injuries

Hari Farlie has been jailed for eight years Credit: Suffolk police

Hari Farlie, of no fixed address, has been given an eight year prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

On 25 October 2019, officers were called to the car park outside the Moreton Hall pub in Lawson place, Bury St. Edmunds. It was reported that a man had been stabbed during an altercation with four or five males.

The victim was in his twenties and was taken by ambulance to hospital. He was later discharged.

Police say it was a targeted attack that left a young man with life-changing injuries.

"To see Farlie given a jail sentence is extremely satisfying as knife crime and violence will not be tolerated. His conviction demonstrates how seriously the police and the courts take this type of crime.

We have a number of measures in place to tackle knife crime and are determined to prevent offences by removing knives and offensive weapons from the streets."

– Detective Chief Inspector Ben Clark, Senior Investigating Officer

24-year-old Farlie appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today, 30 January, where he also received an extended licence period of four years due to him being considered a dangerous offender.

"We would like to thank members of the community for assisting police with their enquiries as we know this incident will have caused some distress."

– Detective Chief Inspector Ben Clark, Senior Investigating Officer