Jack Oldfield (picture by Derbyshire police)

A man who left a 30-year-old fighting for his life on 11 July has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Jack Oldfield, 26, of Stanhope Road, Swadlincote pleaded guilty to wounding with intent, and possession of a bladed weapon.

He confessed to stabbing Robert Taylor for taking too long in a queue at ASDA petrol station.

Oldfield got irritated as he felt that Mr Taylor was taking too long to choose a drink, this was followed by a heated a argument which grew into a stabbing where the victim was pierced in the neck by a knife.

CCTV footage showed the moment in which Mr Taylor was confronted by Oldfield, and stabbed, in front of police officer PC Kim Wheldon who had just finished refuelling her car at the garage in Burton Road.

video: CCTV footage of the stabbing

Oldfield was arrested by PC Wheldon.

“This was a completely unprovoked attack on an innocent man.
  KIM WHELDON, POLICE OFFICER

“Oldfield also attempted to conceal the knife he had used and also left an imitation firearm in the police car in a bid to hide that.” she added

Oldfield was sentenced at Derby Crown court on 6th November.