A MAN has been sentenced to seven years in prison by Cardiff Crown Court, after pleading guilty to stabbing a man in his car in Sully earlier this year.

Travis Furnish, 21, who has no fixed address, was convicted for causing grievous bodily harm with intent, after stabbing a 27-year-old man on Sully Moors Road on January 25, 2017.

Mr Furnish, who knew the victim, had been travelling through the Ely area with 23-year-old Demi Smart when he spotted the man driving his vehicle.

After following him to Sully Moors Road, the victim proceeded to pull into a lay-by. Mr Furnish opened the victim's car door before stabbing him multiple times.

Ms Smart then drove the pair away from the scene. She was arrested later that day and was sentenced to four months imprisonment for assisting an offender.

Despite evading arrest for several weeks, Mr Furnish was eventually taken into custody and pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm.

Barry CID, who carried out the investigation, issued a statement condemning the actions of Mr Smart and Ms Furnish and said that they will continue to stamp out knife crime in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The investigating officer, detective constable Gillon Neal, said: "This was a very serious incident which left the victim with serious and life changing injuries.

"This case demonstrates how seriously South Wales Police takes crimes of this nature, knife crime within our communities will not be tolerated and the custodial sentence given to Furnish and Smart is testament to this."