AN ATTACKER who plunged a piece of glass into another man's back in an 'unprovoked' stabbing has been jailed.

Reading Crown Court heard how Charlie Carter, of Greenham Wood in Bracknell, launched the vicious attack at the victim's home in Appledore in Bracknell.

A five-day trial revealed how the 22-year-old attacker forced his way in to the victim's back garden before stabbing the 21-year-old man in front of his family on May 9, 2020.

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The victim was stabbed in the side of his back with a piece of glass, and was rushed to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged.

Carter was charged with the attack the next day on May 10.

He was found guilty following the five-day trial by a unanimous jury of Section 20 GBH on Friday, November 11.

Designated Investigator Helen Lord, of Loddon Valley police station, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim, which was an unprovoked attack on him in the back garden of his home, in front of his family.

“Charlie Carter’s actions caused the victim and his family considerable fear and distress. The victim had to attend hospital for treatment.

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“Carter will now serve a prison sentence during which he can reflect on his actions.

“I would like to thank and pay tribute to the victim in this case, who assisted us with the investigation and showed bravery in giving evidence at court. I hope they can move on from this incident now that Carter is serving a prison sentence.

“Thames Valley Police will actively pursue offenders who commit violent offences within our communities.”

Carter was sentenced to 18 months in prison.