Man jailed for 13 years for frenzied knife attack


A man has been sentenced to 13 years in jail after a ‘frenzied knife attack’ in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, in July last year.

Tyler Uter, 20, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court today (February 16) for two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of intimidating a witness.

Uter attacked two brothers on Elgin Street at around 6.20pm on July 8 2017, using a kitchen knife.

One brother was stabbed four times, twice in the chest, once in the abdomen and once in the arm.

The stabbing resulted in a punctured lung, bowel and liver, and the court heard that he only survived because of the swift treatment by the NHS.

Another brother received knife wounds to his chest and back, but his injuries were less severe.

Uter fled the scene and was later arrested in Birmingham on August 8 and subsequently charged.

Whilst sentencing Uter, the Judge said, it was a “frenzied attack that would have a profound effect on the victims, both mentally and physically”.

Detective Constable Liam Rider, the officer on the case, said: “This was a vicious attack on the two victims and will have a lasting effect on their lives.

“This lengthy sentence hopefully sends a message to anyone else who thinks they can get away with attacking people with a knife.

“The victim came close to losing his life and this emphasises the tragic consequences that can result in people carrying knives.

“This week is Operation Sceptre, which focuses on preventing knife crime, so this is the perfect demonstration of how serious the consequences are if you are caught using a knife.”


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