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Rugby man jailed for 15 years after stabbing former partner

A Rugby man has been jailed for 15 years after he was found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Daniel Szulc

Daniel Szulc, of Arnold Close, appeared at Warwick Crown Court this week in relation to an incident that took place in Rugby on 20 October 2017.

The 38-year-old used a knife to stab his former partner - once to the bicep and once to her chest. She managed to run away before collapsing in the middle of Dunchurch Road where members of the public - including an off duty police officer - helped paramedics to save her life.

Szulc was arrested shortly afterwards and charged with attempted murder.

Following a week long trial, which concluded on Thursday (26 April), Szulc was found guilty by a jury of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He received a 15 year custodial sentence.

Passing sentence, the Rt Hon Judge Lockhart commended the off duty police officer, the members of the public, the A&E staff as well as the investigative team for their actions.

Detective Inspector Neil Reader, said: "As a result of the quick response and good detective work, Szulc is now off the streets and behind bars.

"I hope this will provide some comfort to the victim during what has no doubt been a distressing and challenging time.

"Warwickshire Police does not tolerate knife crime or domestic abuse and we will robustly investigate all violent crime involving knives.

"Thankfully, incidents of this nature within our communities are rare but I hope this lengthy sentence not only acts as a deterrent to others but also goes some way to reassuring the public that Warwickshire Police will always prioritise bringing offenders to justice where possible and protecting our communities from harm."

Issued: 12.45pm, Friday 27 April, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications


Published 27/04/18