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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.

Christopher Wing(12480405)
Christopher Wing(12480405)

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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