Westbury man jailed after pleading guilty to GBH with intent

Alert message sent 06/09/2019 13:53:00

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A Westbury man has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment after pleading guilty to GBH with intent. 

Daniel Bodman, aged 22, of Frogmore Road, pleaded guilty on July 31 and was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court today. 

On June 30 2019, Bodman returned to his home address following a night out and an altercation took place between him and his victim  - a 21-year-old man who was known to him.

This soon turned violent, and Bodman grabbed a large chef’s knife from his kitchen and used it to stab his victim multiple times to his leg, hands and his liver.  

Police were called and Bodman was arrested and later charged. 

The victim in the case was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for urgent treatment.

Acting Det Sgt Rob Goacher, of Melksham CID, said: “This was a frenzied attack by Bodman which left his victim in a serious condition in intensive care, suffering with multiple injuries.

“Violent behaviour of this nature is completely unacceptable.

“This incident lasted only a matter of minutes, but the level of the injuries inflicted on the victim were so serious that it is almost unbelievable that he has made such a good recovery. 

“I am pleased that a custodial sentence has been handed to Bodman. It reflects the seriousness of his actions, and sends a clear message that violence of this nature will simply not be tolerated and we will ensure offenders are put before the courts so that justice can be served.”
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Helen Daveridge (Police, Community Co-ordinator, CPT West Wiltshire)

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