Hull man slashed after drug-fuelled disagreement
A Hull man has been attacked with a knife, leaving him with a laceration to his head, two deep cuts to his back and an injured finger.
It is alleged that Alan Beech, 40, launched the violent attack following a dispute over the sale of crack-cocaine.
He appeared at Hull Crown Court on Friday, where it was stated that Beech and another unknown male had travelled to the victim’s flat to sell drugs on May 12.
The victim is alleged to have asked for a specific amount of crack cocaine.
But Beech refused, stating that he only sold it in £40 bags, which the man said he could not afford.
Beech then became “angry,” according to the Prosecution, Mr Burdon, brandishing a 12inch knife from his waistband and demanding the money.
The victim was backed against a wall as Beech slashed him several times with the knife.
The police were called, and upon arrest Beech claimed he had been acting in self defence.
Beech has now received a sentence of 38 months in prison for causing unlawful harm.
An additional 14 months is to be served concurrently for possession of a bladed article.
The victims condition is currently unknown.