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Bexley man jailed over Edenbridge knife attack

PUBLISHED: 14:46 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:46 26 November 2018

Aran Grant left his victim suffering a three inch stab wound to his pelvic area following an assault which also caused internal bleeding. Picture: Kent Police

Aran Grant left his victim suffering a three inch stab wound to his pelvic area following an assault which also caused internal bleeding. Picture: Kent Police

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A Bexley man responsible for a violent knife attack in Edenbridge has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Aran Grant left his victim suffering a three inch stab wound to his pelvic area following an assault which also caused internal bleeding.

On April 9 2016, Grant had been at an address in Hopgarden Close when he became involved in a dispute with another man.

The man locked himself into a bedroom to protect himself after Grant brandished a kitchen knife.

A relative of the man responded to a call for help and arrived at the property.

When he tried to help him leave the bedroom safely an altercation ensued, which subsequently spilled into the street.

Grant then stabbed the relative in Fircroft Way.

He was arrested shortly after.

At Maidstone Crown Court, Grant, 28, of Thursland Road, Sidcup, denied a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, but was found guilty following a trial.

He was sentenced on Thursday November 22 2018 to six years imprisonment.

An additional sentence of two months was added, to be served consecutively, after he was also found guilty of an offence of failing to surrender to custody.

Grant’s mother, Cherie Grant, 48 and of Ridlands Lane, Oxted also appeared before the court over allegations that she had repeatedly punched the victim (inside the house) causing injuries including a fractured eye socket.

She was cleared of these charges and found not guilty at court.

Det Cons Chris Relf said: “Aran Grant claimed during the trial that he had merely struck his victim with an instrument he described as a ‘spatula.’

“The reality is that he has knowingly used a knife to inflict serious injury, which on another day could have quite easily proved fatal.”

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