Man jailed for five years following stabbing at Hamilton Central station - South Lanarkshire
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A man has been jailed for five years for carrying out a sickening attack on a passenger at Hamilton Central station following a British Transport Police (BTP) investigation.
Dominic Douglas, 33 of Hillside Crescent in Hamilton, was sentenced to five years imprisonment at Livingston High Court on Wednesday 18 January. He pled guilty to assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger to life on Friday 18 November 2022.
On 13 March 2021, Douglas stabbed the victim a short time after he got off the train with his partner. The victim suffered serious injuries which required life-saving surgery having been stabbed to the chest and abdomen.
After the attack, he fled the scene and was caught by BTP officers following a thorough and extensive investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Marc Francey said: “This was a brutal attack. The two men had never spoken, never met, and had never crossed paths until that day.
“Clearly this was a terrifying situation for the victim and his partner. This attack and the injuries he suffered continues to have a substantial impact on his life.
“I would like to thank to the members of public who assisted us with our inquiries and the officers who carried out a diligent and pain-staking investigation, which meant that we were able to quickly identify and detain Douglas.
“He is evidently a danger to the public and the judge saw fit to ensure he faces the consequences equal to the severity of this attack.”