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A Toxteth man has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court today, Thursday, 7 September 2017, after stabbing a man in an attack in Liverpool city centre on New Year’s Day.

Joseph Adepetun, 21 years, of Millenium Road,  has been sentenced to 12 years in prison with an extended three years on licence after he was convicted of wounding the 21-year-old man.

Patrols were called to St Peter’s Square at 2.45am on 1 January following reports that a 21-year-old man had been stabbed during a fight.

The incident involved two groups of men having an altercation outside a bar in Seel Street. It is during the altercation that the victim was stabbed by Adepetun.

The victim suffered serious injuries to his chest and groin resulting in heavy bleeding. He was given first aid in the street by police officers before being treated by paramedics and taken to Aintree University Hospital.

Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Andy Cooke said: “I am immensely proud of our officer for her efforts on the night. I am in no doubt that if she had not stepped in and shown the presence of mind to apply a makeshift tourniquet to the victim’s wound, he could well have died.

“Her actions serve, yet again, to show the lengths our officers are prepared to go to protect the people of Merseyside. The work done by the team investigating this terrible assault to bring the perpetrator to justice also illustrates the dedication and professionalism of our officers.”

Detective Constable Rachel Bradley said: “The victim was left with a deep laceration to an artery and but for the help of a Mounted Police Officer in the city centre who stemmed the flow of blood, the result could have been even worse.

“The victim was then taken to Aintree University Hospital where doctors performed what can only be described as a life-saving operation.

“Adepetun has shown no remorse for his actions and no thought whatsoever for what happened to his victim and I’m convinced Merseyside is a safer place now he is off the streets.

“This case highlights in the starkest possible terms the horrific consequences that can result from people carrying any form of bladed weapon.

“I hope today’s sentence provides the victim with some sense of closure. I also hope it sends out a very clear message to anyone thinking about carrying a knife that both the police and the courts view offences such as this with the utmost seriousness.

“The force works to reduce knife crime both by taking strong action against offenders and educating young people from an early age about the dangers of carrying knives. Our schools officers work to warn them about the dangers of becoming involved in knife crime and the devastating consequences for both victims and the wider community.

“We’d appeal to people with any information about people carrying knives to contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. We will act on all the information we receive”

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