Stoke & Staffordshire

Man detained over Burton-upon-Trent church ground stabbing

Claudiu Vacaru Image copyright Staffordshire Police
Image caption Claudiu Vacaru has been detained after admitting unlawful wounding and possession of a bladed article

A man who stabbed a teenage girl in the grounds of a church has been detained in a youth offenders institution.

The girl, 16, suffered "significant" injuries in the assault at All Saints Church on Branston Road, Burton-upon-Trent, in January.

Claudiu Vacaru, 20, of no fixed address, admitted unlawful wounding and possession of a bladed article in a public place, at Stafford Crown Court.

He was sentenced to 30 months and eight months for the offences, on Tuesday.

The sentences were ordered to run consecutively.

Charges of attempted murder and making threats to kill were dropped.

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