[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 13 May, 2005, 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK
Man jailed over school stabbing
The damage at Avon Valley School, near Rugby
The school where Dewes stabbed the guard was burnt down last year
A Rugby man who repeatedly stabbed a security guard at a Warwickshire school has been jailed for 10 years.

James Dewes, 21, appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Friday, having admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm at an earlier hearing.

The guard was stabbed six times as he tried to apprehend Dewes at Avon Valley School, Newbold-on-Avon, on 5 March.

Dewes also admitted being in possession of items intended to destroy or damage the school, which burnt down in June.

He was sentenced to three years for that offence, to run consecutively with a seven-year term for wounding.

Avon Valley School was almost completely destroyed in an arson attack on 28 June 2004.

Guard stabbed by school intruder
07 Mar 05 |  Coventry/Warwickshire
5m award for fire-damaged school
09 Feb 05 |  Coventry/Warwickshire

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific