A VIOLENT thug who attacked a man with a samurai sword has been jailed.
Wayne Dujon attacked Kevin Wilcox at the victim’s flat in Hove Court, Lee-on-the-Solent, on February 5 this year.
The 29-year-old repeatedly slashed Mr Wilcox in the face and on his hands, leaving his victim in a critical condition.
Police and ambulance crews were called shortly after 1am on February 5. Dujon and two other men, who have since been released without charge, were arrested as they attempted to flee in a taxi.
Exactly what happened in the flat has never been revealed as Dujon would only answer ‘no comment’ in his police interview, and everyone who was there had been drinking.
But during his sentencing at Portsmouth Crown Court, Dujon’s defence team claimed that Wilcox, 41, had threatened the younger man with a knife and Dujon had grabbed the sword and used it in self-defence.
Dujon, of no fixed address, had initially been charged with attempted murder but the crown accepted a guilty plea to the lesser charge of wounding with intent at an earlier hearing.
It was revealed that Dujon has been in court for 35 separate charges, including several drug-related crimes, thefts and numerous violent crimes such as assault, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm, going back more than a decade.
The defence submitted a character reference describing Dujon’s attack as ‘out of character’.
But Judge Richard Price said that in light of Dujon’s record, this was ‘manifest nonsense’.
Daniel Reilly, defending, said that his client had been making ‘very genuine and quantifiable efforts’ to turn his life around before this attack and it had been six years since his last violent offence.
He told how Dujon had held down a job with a construction firm and was also taking part in a distance learning training course.
But Judge Price said: ‘In this case you caused, and you know you caused, horrific injuries to this man – which were potentially dangerous to his life – to his face and very unpleasant injuries to his hands.
‘There is a significant risk of serious harm from future offences of this type being committed by you.’
Dujon has already spent 154 days in custody.
Judge Price sentenced Dujon to four years in custody with an extra two years on extended licence.
Judge Price added: ‘You are likely to be released in slightly less than two years, but it also means whenever you are released you are on licence subject to recall for the full six years.’