Coventry & Warwickshire

Man jailed indefinitely over pub stab attack in Nuneaton

A Coventry man has been jailed indefinitely for stabbing a man in the neck at a Warwickshire pub.

Daniel Grantham, 33, was given a minimum jail term of eight years at Stafford Crown Court on Monday.

Grantham was found guilty of intent to cause grievous bodily harm over the attack at the Prince of Wales pub, Nuneaton, last September.

He was acquitted of attempted murder last month while Ronald Murray, 32, of Coventry, was cleared of all charges.

Grantham, of Sherbourne Street, and Mr Murray, of Brazil Street, had been tried at Birmingham Crown Court in May.

Grantham, who carried out the attack at the Arbury Road pub on 18 September, appeared at Stafford Crown Court for sentencing.

Passing an indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP), the judge said he would serve eight years before being considered for parole.

Warwickshire Police, which investigated the case, said Grantham had punctured the 38-year-old victim's carotid artery "which had resulted in life-changing injuries".

"His life had been saved by the swift actions of friends who rushed him to George Eliot Hospital," a police spokeswoman said.

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