Nine year sentence for man who stabbed woman in Wantage

The 40-year-old stabbed his victim in the chest with a kitchen knife on the 5th November 2019. 

Risman Naitsoka, of Grove Street, Wantage fled the scene after stabbing his victim, a 48-year-old woman who was known to him, during an argument. 

She was left with a puncture wound to the chest but she survived.

He was found guilty of wounding with intent at Oxford Crown Court on 10th August and later sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment for the offence. He was also given a restraining order. 

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Martin Whaley, based at Oxford police station, said: “I am pleased with the sentence the court has passed, and feel it reflects the true gravity of this crime.

“The victim has shown true bravery in seeing this case through, and justice has now rightly been served. She is lucky to have survived such an awful assault, and. I hope this sentence encourages other victims of such offences to seek help and support themselves.

“The Police and Criminal Justice system are here to fight your corner and to bring offenders to justice.”

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