Nathan Dixon jailed for Gay Street stabbing in Bath

Nathan Dixon
Image caption Police said Nathan Dixon was 'a dangerous man'

A man has been jailed for 15 and a half years after he was found guilty of a stabbing in Bath.

Nathan Dixon, 23, of Coxley Drive, in the city, left his 24-year-old victim with serious injuries following the attack in Gay Street on 7 April.

He was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court to 13 years in prison for causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and two and a half years for drug offences.

He had pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine, cannabis and MDMA.

The victim was treated at the Royal United Hospital after what was described in court as a "savage, brutal and sustained" attack on an unarmed man.

He has since been discharged, but the court was told the injuries could easily have been fatal.

Det Insp Julie Mackay said: "I hope today is a bleak day for Nathan Dixon as he contemplates spending the next few years of his life in jail.

"His victim was enjoying a Saturday night out in Bath when he was stabbed several times and it was thanks to some excellent work by medics that the outcome was not even more serious.

"Nathan Dixon is a dangerous man and I welcome the lengthy prison sentence he has been given."

Dixon was also found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon, but there was no separate sentence for this.

Another man Karl Gordon, 25, of Julian Road, Bath, was found not guilty of the stabbing.

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