Man jailed for stab­bing star

The Scotsman - - News -

A 43-YEAR-OLD man who stabbed a tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter dur­ing a scuf­fle in a shop was to­day given a five-year jail term, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Un­em­ployed Mark Smith of Toft­wood, Nor­folk, was im­pris­oned af­ter be­ing found guilty of wound­ing Matthew Pritchard, star of MTV show Dirty Sanchez, fol­low­ing a trial at Nor­wich Crown Court. Ju­rors were told that he at­tacked Mr Pritchard in a Co-op store in Toft­wood in Septem­ber last year.

Mr Pritchard said he was stabbed in the neck af­ter at­tempt­ing to calm Smith, who had be­come abu­sive while try­ing to cash a Giro cheque.

The Crown Pros­e­cu­tion Ser­vice said Mr Pritchard, who is from Cardiff and was 36 at the time of the at­tack, needed 20 stitches and was left scarred.

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