Stabbed for tak­ing too long in the queue at Asda

...BUT PO­LICE WERE ONLY YARDS AWAY AT TIME OF THE OF­FENCE

Burton Mail - - Front Page - By HE­LEN KREFT he­[email protected]­plc.com

VIC­TIM AT­TACKED WHILE CHOOS­ING DRINK AT STORE’S PETROL STA­TION

A MAN stabbed an­other in the neck for ‘tak­ing too long’ in a queue at an Asda petrol sta­tion – when po­lice of­fi­cers were only yards away.

CCTV footage cap­tured Jack Old­field, of Stan­hope Road, Swadli­nand cote, pulling out a knife from his pocket and stab­bing Robert Tay­lor, who he had ac­cused of tak­ing too long to choose a drink at the petrol sta­tion, in Bur­ton Road, Woodville.

Old­field, 26, has now ap­peared in court, where he pleaded guilty to wound­ing with in­tent, plus three counts of car­ry­ing a bladed weapon af­ter stab­bing 30-year-old Mr Tay­lor at about 10.50pm, on July 11.

The thug has now been sen­tenced to eight years in prison.

Shock­ing CCTV footage cap­tured the mo­ment when Mr Tay­lor was con­fronted by Old­field out­side the fill­ing sta­tion shop and stabbed him – in front of po­lice of­fi­cer PC Kim Whel­don, who had just fin­ished re­fu­elling her car.

PC Whel­don swiftly de­tained Old­field be­fore call­ing for back-up, Derby Crown Court was told.

Old­field also had an im­i­ta­tion firearm on him, which he tried to dump in the po­lice car af­ter he was ar­rested.

She said af­ter the case: “This was a com­pletely un­pro­voked at­tack on an in­no­cent man who had popped out to the shop that evening.

“Old­field had be­come an­noyed at wait­ing in the queue be­cause he felt that Mr Tay­lor had taken ‘too long to choose a drink.’

“There was an ar­gu­ment and Old­field pulled a knife from his pocket stabbed Mr Tay­lor in the neck. Old­field also at­tempted to con­ceal the knife he had used and also left an im­i­ta­tion firearm in the po­lice car in a bid to hide it.

“It was only good for­tune that the in­juries Mr Tay­lor suf­fered were not more se­ri­ous,” PC Whel­don said. “Although th­ese kinds of in­ci­dents are rare, Old­field’s prison sen­tence re­flects the fact that the courts take them ex­tremely se­ri­ously.

“I’d like to of­fer my best wishes to Mr Tay­lor, on be­half of the force.

“I hope that he can find some com­fort in know­ing that Old­field is off our streets.”

Robert Tay­lor was stabbed in the neck af­ter thug Jack Old­field grew im­pa­tient with him at the Asda petrol sta­tion in Bur­ton Road, Woodville. Old­field, be­low, was jailed for eight years.

Robert Tay­lor’s stab wound

Replica gun

Jack Old­field

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