A man tried to stab a passer-by who intervened when he was seen arguing with his mum in a Peterborough street.
Mihails Korolkovs, aged 31, was walking along Fitzwilliam Street at about 11pm when he began rowing with his mother.
A man in his 30s became concerned for the woman and intervened with two other members of the public, shouting at Korolkovs and then pushing him away from her.
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In response, Korolkovs swung a knife towards the man, who jumped backwards to avoid being stabbed. The knife inflicted a small cut to his stomach.
Korolkovs left and locked himself in a nearby flat where he was living at the time. Police were called and he was arrested by armed officers.
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Korolkovs, of Glenton Street, Peterborough, denied attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent following the incident on September 21, 2019, but was found guilty following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court in July this year.
He admitted causing actual bodily harm and failing to surrender to bail in connection with an incident at shared accommodation in Eastfield Road in September last year in which he attacked a man in his 50s who had got into an argument with Korolkovs’ mother.
Today (Tuesday, October 5) at Cambridge Crown Court he was jailed for three years and three months.
DC Ashley Byrne, of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, said: “Korolkovs’ treatment of his mother was disgraceful and when the passer-by intervened it was only his quick responses which prevented more serious injury. If it wasn’t for those quick reflexes he would have undoubtedly ended up with a horrific injury.
“We’re working hard to tackle knife crime in the county, but we also need the public’s help. Please tell us if you identify any suspicious activity where you live or know someone who carries a knife.”
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