North East Wales

Rhyl man jailed after admitting repeated stabbing

Mold Crown Court

A man has been jailed after repeatedly stabbing another man who survived because none of his vital organs were affected.

Michael Robert Taylor stabbed Keith Hill to the head, torso and hand, perhaps as many as six or seven occasions, Mold Crown Court heard.

The 44-year-old, of Rhyl, Denbighshire, admitted a wounding charge after both men had been drinking together.

He was jailed for three years and four months.

Badly injured

Prosecuting barrister Elen Owen said the attack happened after Taylor had been drinking with the victim and two others at his flat - something they did on a regular basis.

There had been an argument between the two men and Mr Hill recalled feeling a sensation of being stabbed and that he was bleeding quite heavily.

The others present were also drunk but one recalled the two men going into the kitchen and the victim returning badly injured, the court was told.

He had been repeatedly stabbed and was taken to hospital with injuries to his forehead, abdomen, bicep, shoulder and hand.

There was however no organ damage.

Arrested and interviewed, the defendant described himself as an alcoholic and said that he had a very large amount to drink at the time.