Dean Ellis jailed for seven years for stabbing St Leonards Brighton News

A MAN who stabbed a pub fan because he was jealous of talking to a girl has been jailed.

Dean Ellis will be locked up for seven years after stabbing a man he met at a party in Hastings.

On November 3, 2018, the victim was enjoying a party at a downtown pub when she encountered a group of people.

One of those people was Ellis, a factory worker from Old Church Road, St Leonards.

As the night wore on, the 33-year-old grew increasingly jealous of the victim speaking with a woman who was also in the group.

The Argus: Dean Ellis, 33, is a factory worker from Old Church Road, St Leonards.Dean Ellis, 33, is a factory worker from Old Church Road, St Leonards.

Ellis was told to go home and after he left the rest of the group continued their evening.

In the early hours of November 4, 2018, the group left the pub and returned to an address in Battle Road, St Leonards.

Once there, the victim was stabbed in the hand and in the abdomen by Ellis.

He was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he underwent major surgery, leaving him with life-changing injuries.

Ellis was arrested and later charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison when he appeared at Hove Crown Court.

He will also serve an additional three years with an extended license.

DS Chris Milner of Hastings CID said: “It was a particularly nasty attack, born out of jealousy, where an innocent man received life-changing injuries at the hands of Dean Ellis.

“The victim has shown great courage during a long and drawn-out investigation, and we hope this conviction will allow him to continue with his life.

“Sussex Police are committed to reducing knife damage through their Operational Safety Team and this result demonstrates that we will firmly treat those who carry and use knives to injure others.”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-14 18:08:00