Drunk who stabbed Polish man in random attack on Stanhope Road, St Albans, is jailed
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A babbling drunk who stabbed a Polish man in a random attack on Stanhope Road, St Albans, after downing two bottles of wine and a bottle of vodka has been jailed for three years.
Anthony Zambra, of Watford Road, St Albans, pleaded guilty to making threats to kill, having a blade and wounding after he grabbed Marcin Lukanierwicz in an unprovoked attack on June 3 this year.
The court heard how Zambra, 39, grabbed Marcin around the neck and said “I will kill you” and made a stabbing motion. Marcin managed to wrestle himself free, according to prosecutor John Carmichael, but recieved a stab wound to his arm in the process.
Mr Carmichael said that Marcin’s big coat offered a degree of protection and he was able to fight off Zambra, a father-of-three.
Marcin, who had come to St Albans to work, is still undergoing physiotherapy and told the court he still suffers feeling of insecurity.
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William Marshall, defending, told the court that Zambra had been “a lot better” since being remanded in custody.
He said: “He is trying to rehabilitate himself and he is off alcohol. He is apologetic.”
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Judge John Plumstead jailed Zambra for three years, telling him: “You had drunk yourself to a complete loss of sense and control.”