Man jailed for 12 years for trying to kill teenager as he slept

Stuart Greener has been sentenced to 12 years in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has started a twelve year prison sentence for trying to kill a teenager as he slept.

Stuart Greener who's 41 of no fixed address, attacked the sixteen year old at a property in Hudson Street in Bicester in January.

The boy suffered twenty two injuries. Greener pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

The victim had to undergo surgery and had 22 injuries in total.

"This was a horrific attack of a teenage boy whilst he was asleep. The attack was made worse when the victim had his mobile telephone taken and was locked inside the property.

"The defendant has taken responsibility for his actions on the 7 January 2017, which was an isolated and targeted attack. I am pleased that the victim has not had to relive his ordeal by giving evidence in court.

"Thankfully because of prompt action from members of the public and the emergency services the victim is making a good recovery. I am grateful for the support received during the investigation from members of the community and colleagues which assisted in bringing the investigation to a prompt conclusion."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Darren Pomroy