A Sidcup thug has been sentenced to six years in prison for a knife attack that "could have quite easily proved fatal".

Aran Grant, 28, of Thursland Road, denied causing GBH with intent, but was found guilty after a trial at Maidstone Crown Court.

On April 9, 2016, Grant was at a home in Edenbridge, Kent, when he became involved in a dispute with another man.

The man locked himself into a bedroom to protect himself after Grant brandished a kitchen knife.

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A relative of the man responded to a call for help and arrived at the property. When he tried to help him leave the bedroom safely, there was a fight which spilled into the street and Grant then stabbed the relative.

He was arrested shortly after, but the knife was never recovered.

He had left his victim with a three-inch stab wound to his pelvic area which also caused internal bleeding.

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Detective Constable Chris Relf said: "Aran Grant claimed during the trial that he had merely struck his victim with an instrument he described as a ‘spatula'.

"The reality is that he has knowingly used a knife to inflict serious injury, which on another day could have quite easily proved fatal."

Grant’s mother, Cherie Grant, 48, of Ridlands Lane, Oxted, also appeared before the court over allegations she had repeatedly punched the victim inside the house, causing injuries including a fractured eye socket.

She was charged with assault in relation to these injuries but was found not guilty.

Grant was given an additional two months in prison after he was also found guilty of failing to surrender to custody.