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Homophobic abuse attacker from Oxford jailed

Lewis Buck
Image caption Lewis Buck was "determined" to stab his victim, the judge said

An Oxford man has been jailed for six years for stabbing a man after shouting homophobic abuse.

Lewis Buck, 21, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on Banbury Road, where he lived, on the night of 27 January.

Buck denied making the comments, but Judge Patrick Eccles QC at Oxford Crown Court told him he had made "homophobic and insulting remarks".

His victim suffered a stab wound to his abdomen which penetrated his liver.

Judge Eccles told Buck: "While there's no reason to think you picked him out, the fact was he was assaulted.

"You were determined to stab him and did stab him in the stomach."

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