A JUDGE has labelled a Holywell man as ‘dangerous’ after sentencing him to eight years in prison at Mold Crown Court on Tuesday.

Luke Jones, 27, from Carmel, was given consecutive jail sentences of six years and three on licence, and two years with a further two on licence, meaning he will serve eight years in prison and five years on licence, overall after he pleaded guilty.

He was convicted of wounding with intent and wounding, as well as attacking an emergency worker.

He was also convicted of possession of a bladed article.

Judge Niclas Parry said the nature of his attack on a teenager in February 2020 meant Jones was a dangerous offender, stabbing his victim in the face, legs and abdomen, requiring hospital treatment.

Jones ran from the scene and when he was arrested a few weeks later, he spat at a female police officer and attacked other emergency workers, while also attacking a fellow prisoner when he was on remand at HMP Berwyn in May.

“You are an extremely dangerous young man having been previously been convicted of robbery and possession of a bladed article,” said Judge Parry.

“Your victim was just an 18-year-old who was coming home from work.

“Quite inexplicably you thrust blades through an open car window towards the victim’s left-hand side. You cut him and you continued to stab.

“He required stitches and further treatment. You could have killed this complete stranger.

“He feared the result of this attack, being in the military, would have a negative impact. He thought he could have died and he continues to be badly affected by this.

“When you were found, you ran and you hid and then you spat at a police officer.

“This falls on the cusp of category one and two – you attacked a man who was sedentary and trapped in his vehicle and there was intention to cause more than harm than you did.

“With all these facts not seriousness enough, while you were in a cell you used a toilet brush as a weapon to attack a fellow prisoner.

“In mitigation you pleaded guilty. To plead guilty to a section 18 offence is brave and the injuries are not the top level of seriousness. You stopped the second attack when asked to do so.

“I disagree that you pose a medium risk of reoffending immediately and I am satisfied that you should be jailed as a dangerous offender.”

The court also heard that Jones has undiagnosed mental health problems and has been taking anti-psychosis drugs, as well as anti-depressants.

It was also stated that he showed remorse when he came to realise what he had done.

He also uses Class-A drugs, and will be eligible for parole after serving two thirds of his sentence.