A man who stabbed his friend while he was working on scaffolding in Kingsway Hove, has been jailed.
Tyler Hallett, 21, of Vale Road, Portslade, punctured the 24-year-old man’s lung on 19 September last year after he found out his partner had been having an affair with his victim.
Hove Crown Court heard on Friday 12 January that Hallett, who appeared for sentencing, found his victim was up some scaffolding working. He climbed the ladder to the structure and stabbed him repeatedly. He then ran off and refused to co-operate with police officers when he was arrested and later denied he was the attacker in the CCTV footage which captured the incident.
The victim suffered a wound on his back and cuts to his hand and required a chest drain to support his punctured lung.
Hallett had pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in October but changed his pleas the following month.
Judge Paul Tain sentenced Hallett to 10 years stating he must serve at least two thirds of the sentence, and there will be an additional four years of supervision if he is released on parole.