A killer jailed for the homicide of a Blyth dad has been convicted of attacking one other man with a knife.
Violent Peter Dodds was jailed for all times with a minimal of 19 years on February 12 final yr after a jury discovered him responsible of murdering Scott Patterson in an unprovoked assault at a home social gathering.
Mr Patterson and his girlfriend had been out celebrating the start of their first little one once they noticed Dodds, who was drunk and cocaine and performing aggressively, on the Brierley Arms in Blyth.
The state of affairs escalated later that night time when the 36-year-old noticed the couple once more at a home social gathering the place he tried to goad Mr Patterson right into a battle – earlier than stabbing him within the chest and feeling the scene.
On Wednesday, the killer was introduced again earlier than a decide at Newcastle Crown Court to in reference to an incident which passed off on May 17, 2018 and noticed Dodds slash his sufferer on the abdomen – an damage which might require 14 stitches.
The incident had been uncovered in the course of the course of Mr Patterson’s homicide investigation and was going to be submitted as proof of Dodds’ unhealthy character, however, after cautious consideration detectives and the Criminal Prosecution Service introduced it as a separate cost.
Dodds, who’s in HMP Durham, initially denied inflicting GBH with intent and the case had been set for trial.
However he modified his plea and admitted a lesser cost of wounding and inflicting GBH with out intent and was yesterday sentenced to an additional 18 months imprisonment.
The custodial sentence will likely be added to the minimal time period of the life sentence he’s at the moment serving for the homicide of Mr Patterson.
Detective Superintendent Helen Anderson stated: “Peter Dodds is a harmful man who has proven he is joyful to antagonise individuals, and use concern and violence to get what he desires, whatever the value.
“It’s clear from his earlier offending that our communities are safer with him behind bars. We noticed in the course of the course of his trial for the homicide of Mr Patterson that Dodds went out of his strategy to search for a battle and even armed himself with a knife which he utilized in probably the most despicable method earlier than dumping it and masking his tracks.
“Thanks to the meticulous work of our detectives, this assault was uncovered in the course of the course of the homicide investigation and we now have now been capable of deliver it earlier than the courts and maintain Dodds accountable, with the assistance of our companions within the Crown Prosecution Service.
“We will proceed to deliver offenders like Dodds earlier than the courts and work onerous to maintain our streets protected from violent crime. There is not any excuse, and we is not going to apologise for our sturdy stance in opposition to severe crime.”