Man jailed after Byker knife attack
11 May 2016 12:43 PM[View Full Size]
On November 21, 2015, Dale Birkett attacked a man inside the Heaton Hotel bar in Shields Road, Byker.
During the attack Birkett used a knife and slashed the throat of the man.
The victim needed hospital treatment and had to recieve 40 stitches to his throat following the attack.
Birkett, who is 33 and from Walker Road in Newcastle, was arrested and charged with wounding.
He pleaded guilty to the offence in March and then appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on May 5th where he was sentenced to 6 and a half years in prison.