Man who stabbed bouncer in Camden Town jailed for six years

A MAN who stabbed a bouncer in the neck at a popular Camden Town club has been jailed for six years.

Dean James, of no fixed abode, attacked the 31-year-old outside the Barfly venue in Chalk Farm Road.

The bouncer had seen the 35-year-old walking along the path, barging into people and causing a nuisance.

He asked James to move away but he became aggressive and threatened to stab him. James then walked off towards Ferdinand Street.

About 30 minutes later, he returned and approached the bouncer from behind before stabbing him.

Witnesses tried to help the victim and managed to detain James. The bouncer was rushed to hospital where he needed stitches to his neck.

The attack happened on Saturday August 14 last year.

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James was sentenced to six years in jail for grievous bodily harm and 18 months for possession of an offensive weapon to run concurrently.

DC Karen Lopez, from Camden’s Violent Crime Unit, said: “This was a callous attack on a man who was simply looking out for other members of the public as they enjoyed an evening out in Camden. I hope this sentencing will reassure the public and the victim that justice has been done.”

James appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court on February 18.