Man sentenced to four years in prison after Christmas Eve stabbing

Scott McCaffery has been sentenced to four years in prison. Credit: States of Jersey Police

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison after stabbing another man on Christmas Eve in Jersey.

Scott McCaffery pleaded guilty to two counts of Grave and Criminal Assault, which saw his victim hospitalised for several days.

He also pleased guilty to one count of Possession of an Offensive Weapon and one count of Possession of Cannabis.

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The attack took place on Vauxhall Street in St Helier at around 10:30pm on 25 December 2019.

The woman who tried to intervene was also hurt.

Police say that even though knife crime is very rare in the island, anyone who carries a weapon or uses it will be dealt with by the "full force of the law".

We hope this sentencing sends a strong message that the carrying of a knife in public or the criminal use of a knife remains completely unacceptable and that those who do so will be arrested and dealt with by the full force of the Law.

Detective Inspector Christina Maclennan, Head of Jersey's Serious Crime Unit