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Knifeman who 'missed victims vital organs by millimetres' is jailed

Michael Stanton denied GBH with intent Photo: Credit: Kent Police

A man who stabbed a passer-by in a completely unprovoked attack in Kent has been jailed for six years.

Michael John Stanton, who is 54 and of no fixed address, stabbed a 28-year-old man in the back as he was walking with a friend from Dover town centre through the Cambridge Road subway on the 13th May 2016.

Stanton denied GBH with intent, but was identified on CCTV and has been jailed for six years.

"He is a nasty individual with a history of violence and the assault was completely unprovoked.

"The wound missed the victim’s vital organs by millimetres. Physically he has recovered but psychologically the effects will stay with him for a long time."

– Detective Constable Keith Rochford