Michail Michailov, a 53-year-old resident of Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, has been sentenced to a total of nine years in prison for a vicious stabbing assault on another man. The attack took place at a flat in Bersted Green Court, where Michailov had been drinking with three other individuals. The motive behind the attack remains unknown.
The incident occurred on the afternoon of February 10, 2022, when Michailov unexpectedly assaulted one of the individuals present. The victim, a 52-year-old local resident, suffered a deep 10cm wound to his chest. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where medical professionals confirmed that the knife had narrowly missed his heart and lungs, averting life-threatening injuries.
Although the police were notified promptly, Michailov had already fled the scene. However, through thorough investigation and inquiries, law enforcement successfully located and arrested him later on.
During his police interview, Michailov chose to remain silent by responding “no comment” to all questions. However, he ultimately admitted his guilt in court.
On April 13, at Lewes Crown Court, Michailov was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, with an extended period of five years. The court recognized the evident intent of harm displayed by Michailov towards the victim.
Detective Constable Ash O’Mahony, the lead investigator on the case, commented on the incident, stating, “This was a seemingly unprovoked attack on the victim, who is fortunate to have not suffered life-changing or life-threatening injuries. Nevertheless, there was clear intent by Michailov to harm him, and the courts have recognized this by the sentence imposed.”
The sentence serves as a significant penalty for the severity of the crime committed, ensuring that the perpetrator will be removed from society for an extended period.