Billy Haynes gets four years behind bars after stabbing outside Camel Bar

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A teenager, who less than 18 months ago lost three teeth in a brawl outside a night club, has been knifed in a revenge attack. The victim was 17 years old when he was punched outside Truth nightclub by a man who wore knuckleduster on December 16 2017.

In April 2019, the teen was seen in a queue next to Camel in Old Christ Church road when he got spotted by Anthony Allen whom he had gotten into a dispute with outside Truth. CCTV cameras show Allen and the victim shouting at each other when suddenly Allen, who was accompanied by a group of male friends, threw a punch at the victim.

Billy Haynes, one of Allen’s friends and who was not involved in the initial dispute, took out a knife and lunged at the victim with it narrowly missing his face. The initial blow missed the victim by a whisker as he reeled away just on time to avoid getting stabbed in the face. Haynes quickly lashed out again at the victim, catching him under the arm.

After the brief brawl, the victim went out to dance with his friends, completely unaware that he had been hurt by the knife cut. It wasn’t until the early hours of the morning that his friends spotted the stab wound.

The victim was rushed to the hospital. The doctors found that he had not sustained serious injuries from the stab despite initial concerns by people around him.

Haynes, who committed the crime, has been sentenced to four years behind bars after admitting before a judge to charges of wounding with intent and possession of a knife in a public place.

While prosecuting Haynes at Bournemouth, Tom Wright said that revenge was the motive behind the attack and that things could have fatally gone wrong in a matter of seconds.

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