A MAN has been jailed for ten years for a stabbing in Clacton last year.

Charlie Ainscough, 19, was sentenced for GBH with intent and possessing an offensive weapon at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The teenager, originally from Witham but who was living in Clacton, was found guilty after a trial.

His 24-year-old victim suffered serious knife injuries to the hand and chest during the attack in Langham Drive on July 24.

Det Con Claire March, of Clacton CID said: "This was a nasty, unprovoked assault following a petty argument between other people.

"Ainscough forced his way into the property and assaulted his victim in front of his partner and her children and could have killed him."

She added: "Police will always thoroughly investigate and prosecute those who carry and use knives. Ainscough will now have a long time to reflect upon the consequences of his actions that afternoon."