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Man who threatened to cut off friend’s penis jailed

Dylan BarnesImage copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Dylan Barnes threatened Max Wiseman earlier than punching him 10 occasions

A person who lunged at his friend’s groin with a knife, threatening to cut off his penis, has been jailed.

Dylan Barnes, 20, accused Max Wiseman of making an attempt to seduce girlfriend Kelsey Vinnicombe after a drunken night time out, Exeter Crown Court heard.

He “slashed” at Mr Wiseman’s genitals and knocked out Ms Vinnicombe, 18, when she tried to intervene.

Barnes, who was additionally convicted of attacking a shopkeeper, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months.

Gary Nelson, prosecuting, informed the court docket the trio had ended up in mattress after going out in Exmouth in January.

‘Fortunately not stabbed’

Barnes, who had taken nervousness medicine, awoke and started punching and kicking Mr Wiseman, the prosecutor stated.

He then fetched a kitchen knife, punched his sufferer 10 occasions and slashed at his genitals with the blade, Mr Nelson stated.

Miss Vinnicombe tried to intervene however was hit within the face and knocked unconscious.

Sentencing, recorder Timothy Kenefick informed Barnes: “You tend to lose management and behave violently, particularly when medication and alcohol are concerned.

“You slashed and lunged in the direction of his groin and threatened to cut off his penis.

“Fortunately, you did not stab him.”

Barnes, of Marypole Road, Exeter, admitted inflicting precise bodily hurt to Mr Wiseman and battery towards Ms Vinnicombe.

He was additionally discovered responsible of an unprovoked assault on shopkeeper James Gilbey-Scott in Exeter final June.

The court docket heard Barnes and a pal attacked Mr Gilbey-Scott, punching him to the bottom and repeatedly kicking him within the face.

He sustained a damaged eye socket which continues to have an effect on his eyesight 15 months later.

Barnes, who had denied inflicting grievous bodily hurt, was sentenced to 5 years in jail for the assault.

He was given an extra six months for the assault on Mr Wiseman, and 4 months for breaching a restraining order towards Miss Vinnicombe.

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