A High Wycombe man has been jailed following a "vicious" machete attack that left his victim with life-change injuries.

Bogdan Pintea, 55, of Benjamin Road, was sentenced to nine years in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (Friday).

Following a week-long trial, Pintea was found guilty by unanimous jury of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

During the trial, the court heard how Pintea attacked a 41-year-old man in Benjamin Road, High Wycombe, on November 29 last year, following an argument.

The court heard how the two men were known to each other.

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Following the attack, which took place at around 10.35pm, the victim was rushed to Wycombe General Hospital and then received further treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital after suffering significant blood loss.

The victim has been left with life-changing wounds.

Pintea attempted to hide the weapon under his sink, and was arrested a matter of hours after the attack.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Tulloch, based at High Wycombe police station said: “This was a vicious incident during which Pintea attacked the victim with a machete, causing life-changing injuries.

“Thames Valley Police conducted an expeditious investigation, arresting Pintea within two and a half hours of the incident in the early hours of 30 November, locating the weapon, which Pintea had hidden under his sink.

“Following a week-long trial, the jury found Pintea unanimously guilty, and he has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

“My special thanks to the members of the public who came forward to provide evidence and the NHS staff for their medical assistance, which saved the victim from losing his hand.

“Thames Valley Police will not tolerate violent knife crime and this is an example of justice being provided.”