25th Apr, 2019

Man jailed for 23 years for stabbing love rival at Coventry pub

Editorial Correspondent 6th Feb, 2018 Updated: 7th Feb, 2018

A MAN who stabbed his love rival at a Coventry pub has been jailed for 23 years.

Adrian Brock has today been jailed for 23 years after he was found guilty at Warwick Crown Court of attempted murder in December.

He stabbed Ryan Casey, with a large kitchen knife outside the Holyhead pub in Coundon, Coventry.

Brock pleaded guilty to wounding Mr Casey with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

But following a trial, he was found guilty of attempted murder.

On October 2 2016, the 45-year-old was in the city centre with his lover, Laura – who was still married to Mr Casey.

Following an argument he returned home, armed himself with an eight inch kitchen knife, before visiting the Holyhead where he found Laura talking to Mr Casey.

The defendant attacked his victim in the beer garden, stabbing him twice in the stomach, before he walked off in the direction of his home in the Lower Precinct, city centre.

Emergency services were called and his victim was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Brock was arrested that evening by police.

He has also today been given a four year extended licence period.

Paul Reid, district crown prosecutor with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:“Adrian Brock carried out a premeditated and brutal attack on an innocent man which has left the victim with life changing injuries.

“It is clear that the defendant armed himself with a large kitchen knife before he left his home and sought out the victim.

“When he located his victim, he launched a frenzied attack on him in front of other patrons at the pub. Brock then calmly walked away and he was later arrested by the police.”

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