Port Clarence Samurai sword attacker jailed
A man who slashed another man in the back with a samurai sword has been jailed for five years after his attack was caught on camera.
An amateur photographer captured Gareth Devlin, 28, from Port Clarence, Teesside, brandishing the weapon in the street in July.
Devlin admitted wounding with intent, affray and possession of an offensive weapon.
He was jailed for five years at Teesside Crown Court.
Another man had previously admitted affray.
Both men were wearing hoods in an attempt to disguise themselves.
Outside court, Det Con Alan O'Donoghue, of Cleveland Police, said: "We very much welcome the sentence given today.
"It sends a clear message that people cannot behave in this way, threatening people in broad daylight in the street.
"We will always do all we can to bring offenders before the courts."