Violent man gets another nine-year sentence for stabbing

A violent man has been jailed for nine years – for the second time - after admitting that he stabbed another man in the back.

Mold Crown Court heard Leslie Scott Davies had previously received a nine year prison sentence when he was involved in setting a man alight.

Davies, 40, formerly of Mold but now of Herewood Road in Broughton, admitted a charge of wounding Shaun Edwards with intent to cause grievous bodily harm following an incident last October in Earl Road in Mold.

The court heard that he was so drunk that he could not remember much about what had happened.

The victim did not initially realise that he had been stabbed in the back but felt his back was wet and when he took off his coat. His lung had been punctured.

Judge David Hale said that Davies had an appalling record for violence.

Davies accepted he was responsible for causing the injury. He pleaded guilty on the day of trial.