West Row man Mark Gambie avoids jail for role in Wicken stabbing
A West Row man has received a suspended jail sentence for his role in an incident which led to a stabbing.
Mark Gambie, of Victoria Close, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, suspended for a year at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday, after pleading guilty to conspiring to destroy property.
He dropped off Christopher Wing, 59, who sneaked onto a property in Wicken, Ely, in the early hours of December 14 last year, where his former partner was staying after they separated.
She had moved in with three friends - a woman aged 23, her boyfriend, 26, and his brother, 31.
Wing, of Nimbus Way, Newmarket, had become increasingly aggressive towards his former partner and the 31-year-old.
When he sneaked onto the property, he was wearing latex gloves and was armed with a knife, pliers, white spirit and a lighter.
However, the two brothers, who had been out watching a football match, returned home to find Wing on the driveway.
The brothers tackled him to the floor and detained him while the 23-year-old woman, who ran outside after hearing her boyfriend shouting, called the police.
While detaining Wing, the 26-year-old man was stabbed, puncturing his spleen, but the pair were able to keep Wing there until police arrived.
Officers spoke to Gambie, 57, who was parked a short distance away in a Land Rover.
He admitted he ‘parked here and dropped him off’ and told police Wing intended to cut the brake cable of a car at the property.
The 26-year-old man was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for emergency treatment and was discharged four days later.
Wing was jailed for eight years after he was found guilty at a trial of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article in a public place.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to destroy property.
Wing and Gambie were hit with an indefinite restraining order not to contact the victims.
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