Police have released a photo of a 16-year-old boy who left a man for dead after stabbing him with a Samurai Sword. 

Mustafa Mokhtar's picture has been released by Hampshire Constabulary days after he was sentenced to 31 months. 

Mokhtar, of Bluebell Road, Southampton was jailed after he left Benjamin Glasspool with a gaping wound having attacked him in Laburnum Road last year. 

Southampton Crown Court heard how he had armed himself with the sword before going to the area with his mother, Nicola Kayler and older brother, Barry Kayley. 

Police cordon at Daisy Dip in SouthamptonPolice cordon at Daisy Dip in Southampton (Image: NQ)

Upon getting out of the vehicle, both boys challenged Benjamin and his father, claiming they had been chasing their family with crowbars. 

Mokhtar then launched his attack, striking his victim at least five times before delivering the final blow. 

Mr Glasspool was left with three severed ribs and a collapsed lung during the incident and was rushed to hospital. 

Sentencing the trio, Judge Christopher Parker KC said: "It’s only a matter of good faith that there is not a murder charge to follow.”

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Mokhtar's identity was revealed after an application by the Daily Echo for a Section 45 reporting restriction to be lifted.

The initial order, which lasted from Mokhtar's first appearance in court until his sentencing last week, prevented any person, including the media, from identifying him as connected to the proceedings.

Breaching the order before it is officially lifted is a criminal offence.

But Judge Parker granted the Echo's application to name him, which cited the importance of open justice and that it was in the public interest for Mokhtar to be named publicly.

He was sentenced to four years and four months detention with a three-year extended licence period.

His brother, Barry Kayley, received 11 months of detention while his mother, Nicola Kayley, was jailed for 31 months.