A MAN has been jailed for 16 years over a horror attack at a Nuneaton pub which left the victim with life changing injuries.
Daniel Elvis Grantham, who is 32 years old and of Sherbourne Street, Coventry received the sentence at Stafford Crown Court this week.
He had been found guilty, at a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court in May, of intent to cause grievous bodily harm, of a 38-year old man at the Prince of Wales public house in Arbury Road, Nuneaton on Sunday, September 18 last year.
The court had heard that the victim had been attacked by Grantham, sustaining stab injuries to his neck which had punctured his carotid artery which had resulted in life changing injuries.
A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police said that is it wasn’t for the actions of people nearby, his wounds could have been even worse.
“His life had been saved by the swift actions of friends who rushed him to the George Eliot Hospital,” said the spokesperson for the force.
“A second male had been acquitted of the same charge when they had both appeared before Birmingham Crown Court in May."
The attack occurred at approximately 7pm on September 18 at the Arbury Road-based public house.
The victim underwent emergency surgery in hospital for stabbing injuries to his neck and was in a critical condition for some time.
The area around the pub was closed to all traffic as police enquiries began with a dark blue VW Golf car, recovered by police in Coventry.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder two days later.