Jailed for stabbing his housemate

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A MAN who stabbed a housemate after being told to leave their Spalding house has been jailed for 18 months.

Valentinas Degutis (50), of no fixed address, armed himself with a kitchen knife and then stabbed Przemyslaw Skubis (22) in the face.

He admitted a charge of unlawful wounding on New Year’s Day and appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday for sentencing.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said the attack, carried out at the house the two men shared in Crocus Walk, left Mr Skubis with blood “squirting like a fountain” from his wound.

Degutis then walked out after warning his victim: “We will see each other again and then see what happens.”

Mr Skubis had three stitches inserted in the wound and has been left scarred.

Judge Michael Heath told him: “You were heavily intoxicated. You could quite easily have killed him.”

Liz Harte, defending, said Degutis was extremely remorseful for what happened.

She said: “This was a moment of drunken madness. It was the first time this 50-year-old man has ever transgressed.

“He has the deepest possible shame for what he did.”