Petts Wood knifeman jailed

PUBLISHED: 11:15 23 December 2010

Ian Wardley

Ian Wardley


A man has been jailed for five years after stabbing a stranger outside a wine bar in an unprovoked attack.

Ian Wardley, 29, of Ampleton Close, Chelsfield, was jailed at Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The court heard that on June 11 the 33-year-old victim had been drinking in Bradleys Wine Bar in Petts Wood when he stepped outside for a cigarette and to make a phone call.

As he was standing outside, Wardley, who had also been drinking at the wine bar, walked up and stabbed the victim, puncturing his liver and kidney.

He was then seen to lick the knife and left in a silver Golf. The victim was taken to hospital by a passing motorist and remained in hospital for a week. Wardley was arrested shortly after the incident near his mother’s address in Orpington.

Wardley, who was sentenced on December 6, was also jailed for four weeks and disqualified from driving for a year after pleading guilty to driving whilst unfit to do so through alcohol.

Further charges of common assault on a police officer and dangerous driving were ordered to remain on file by the court.

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