A man who stabbed a fellow guest at a house party in Bedford has been jailed for three years.
Sean Ankers, 26, of Gleneagles Drive, Luton, stabbed a stranger who was trying to calm him down after he was thrown out of the party for clashing with his ex-girlfriend.
The victim suffered a wound to his leg requiring emergency medical treatment and two operations following the attack in Carrick Road on August 5.
Ankers was subsequently arrested by Bedfordshire Police.
At Luton Crown Court yesterday, Ankers pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and possession of a weapon in a public place.
He was sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment.
PC Ryan Barnes, investigating, said: “Ankers caused a great deal of fear and distress to the partygoers at this event and has caused immeasurable damage to the victim, who no doubt will carry mental scars as well as the physical ones from this attack.
“This lengthy custodial sentence is a good result which demonstrates violent behaviour and the carrying of weapons will not be tolerated on the streets of Bedfordshire, and we will seek to prosecute anyone who behaves in this despicable way.”