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Daniel Slack sentenced to ten years for slashing stranger's face in Southampton
A TEENAGER was sentenced to ten years in prison for slashing a stranger across the face with a bread knife as he walked through a Southampton park.
Michael Stone, 22, has been left with a ten-inch scar down his face as a result of the attack by Daniel Slack, and might never regain feeling in parts of his face after the knife severed nerve endings.
Prosecutor Siobhan Linsley explained how Mr Stone ran from the scene, collapsed and was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery to repair the damage.
In a victim impact statement Mr Stone said he still suffers daily pain, has difficulty eating and drinking and doesn't socialise anymore.
Mitigating for Slack, who pleaded guilty to a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, Sarah Jones said Slack had come from a dysfunctional family and had been kicked out when he was 11 after which he repeatedly ran away from foster placements and care homes.
She said he was deeply ashamed of his actions which he could not explain but acknowledge the pain and suffering he had caused his victim.