A BARRY man who stabbed another man three times has been jailed for seven and a half years.

Keiron Parker, 21, was jailed at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday, September 3, after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The charges relate to an incident at an address in South Walk, Barry - where both men were living at the time - in the early hours of Sunday, June 3.

Parker and his 42-year-old victim both went to a party on Saturday, June 2 and, after they returned home in the evening, an argument broke out over a neighbour playing music too loudly.

The victim told police Parker ran out to the garden with a seven-inch hunting knife to confront them, and he had chased after him as he was concerned about what he was going to do.

After getting Parker, who gave his address as Dudley Place, back into the house, the victim tried to calm him down but was attacked by Parker, who stabbed him once to the head, to the back and right bicep.

The injuries to the victim’s arm required surgery.

In a personal statement, the victim said he is still suffering from his injuries and does not have any feeling in two fingers on his right hand.

Detective constable Matthew Lea said: “The injuries particularly the wound to the head highlight how serious an assault this was and the victim could easily have lost his life.

“The victim is still suffering with his injuries as a result of this attack by Parker. Knife crime is unacceptable. Carrying a knife is a crime, even without using it, and will result in prosecution. If someone you know carries a knife, they should be made to think about what they are doing and what the consequences are.”