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British man found guilty of Attempted murder in Benidorm

British man found guilty of Attempted murder in Benidorm - A British man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the crime of attempted murder, he stabbed a compatriot in a fight that occurred in January last year in a pub in Benidorm, according to the sentence of the Provincial Court. The accused must also compensate the victim with almost 38,000 euros.

The assault took place at around 7.50 p.m. on 18th January 2020. At that time, the defendant and a partner of the victim got into an argument for reasons unknown.

The dispute ended up turning into a fight with an exchange of blows from which no injury resulted, according to the court ruling.   The victim interceded in the brawl to try to separate the fight, the defendant began to fight with the victim and removed a knife from his backpack and stabbed the man several times.

The ruling states that the defendant stabbed the victim several times in the arms, chest and chin "with the intention of ending his life". He then left him injured and fled the scene.

The victim required emergency medical assistance for the treatment of the wounds and has also needed further operations on his extremities affected by the stabbings for reconstructive surgery, and still suffers limited mobility of his hands.

Please note this article has been translated from Spanish to English, so some detail may be slightly lost in this translation, read the original article HERE

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