Spalding face slasher jailed for 12 years

A 23-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years and four months after he slashed his victim’s face with a Stanley knife during a night out in Spalding.

James Ellis had spent the night in clubs in the town centre before the vicious and unprovoked attack.

It happened during the early hours of March 9.

A hunt ensued for Ellis who was later found in Manchester.

He was sentenced on June 26 where an indefinite restraining order was issued, prohibiting Ellis from contacting the victim, or going into any premises he knows him to be in.

H was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court after being found guilty of unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm.