Man sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment following attack in Swindon

A 37-year-old man from Bristol has been sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment for attempted GBH and ABH.

Cristiano Quizado Reami, of The Greenway, Bristol, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on Friday.

During the early evening on Sunday 3 April 2016, two men called police after they heard a woman’s screams coming from a vehicle in Atworth Close as they were passing by.

The pair rushed to her aid, but during their attempts to help, they too were assaulted. One of the men, a 36-year-old man from Swindon, was assaulted with a baseball bat, while the second man, a 35-year-old also from Swindon, sustained three stab wounds.

Reami pleaded not guilty to the charge but was found guilty by a jury.

Detective Constable Mike Armishaw said: “These two men showed great bravery and courage to step in and try and help before officers arrived at the scene. They acted quickly, and courageously during a violent incident, regardless of their own safety.

“Although one of the men sustained three stab wounds when he slipped and fell to the ground during the attack, he was lucky to escape with only minor injuries.

“I am pleased with the verdict and the sentence handed out to Reami. It reflects the serious nature of the crime.”