A Radford man who stabbed another man five times in the head and chest has been jailed for 11 years.
Attilla Luzsanyi, 54, denied wounding with intent earlier this month but was convicted following a five-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Luzsanyi, formerly of Player Street, Nottingham, will serve an 11-year custodial sentence plus a four-year extended licence period after his release.
He was sentenced on Thursday (July 13).
The court heard Luzsanyi had been drinking with two other men in January but fell out with one of them and then, for some unknown reason, stabbed the other man with a kitchen knife multiple times.
Two officers on patrol found the victim when he stumbled out of the address in Player Street.
Police called for backup and an ambulance, and carried out first-treatment on the victim.
When more officers arrived shortly afterwards they were able to gain entry to the room where the man was stabbed, and police arrested Luzsanyi.
The victim was taken to hospital and made a full recovery.
PC Ian Walker, who led the investigation, said: “This was a nasty attack where Luzsanyi lashed out at the victim for no particular reason and could have easily taken his life.
“I’d like to pay particular thanks to the officers on patrol who, without a doubt, saved the victim from dying that night.
“Their quick and decisive action led, not only to the offender being arrested straight away, but also vital evidence which contributed to the lengthy sentence.
“I’m pleased with the sentence and grateful that a man, capable of such violence, is now off the streets and behind bars.”