A HOLYWELL man has had more than six years added to his extended prison sentence after he admitted stabbing a stranger in an argument and burglary.

Luke Thomas Jones, of Park Drive in Carmel, appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court on Thursday for sentencing.

Appearing via video link from HMP Manchester, the 27-year-old had previously admitted one count of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm as well as burglary.

Richard Edwards, prosecuting, told the court that on the evening of May 3 last year, complainant Aaron Owen was staying with his mother in Holywell.

Upon hearing banging outside, he took a tool and went to investigate.

He saw his mother's fence panels had been broken and located Jones a short distance away in Moor Lane.

He confronted the defendant, who admitted causing the damage and produced an 11-inch knife before lunging at Mr Owen and threatening to kill him.

A neighbour called an ambulance and Mr Owen was assessed in hospital.

He had a 2cm deep stab wound on his back and said in a statement that he had been left suffering chronic back pain and anxiety.

The court heard after the incident, he attempted to dispose of the knife in a recycling bin while burgling a nearby property's garage.

He took numerous items including paintings, an air rifle, a knife set and a mountain bike - but the fact he defecated in the rear garden helped police to prove he was the burglar. Jones was arrested in the early hours of the morning following a foot chase.

He has 25 previous offences including robbery, burglary, assault, wounding, assaulting an emergency worker and possession of a bladed article.

The court heard the May 2020 offences were committed while he was already under investigation by police for stabbing a stranger - for which he received the extended sentence of eight years custody and five years license he is currently serving.

Mark Connor, defending, said: "He has mental health difficulties and he is prescribed anti-psychotic medication, which he has been taking since he has been incarcerated.

"He has been medicated from the age of six until 16 for ADHD and some might say it's of little surprise he has self medicate ever since.

"He had, when he was at large, a problem with cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis.

"The taking of these drugs can't have helped his mental health issues.

"He tells me he is remorseful and accepts what he did was wrong."

Judge Timothy Petts told Jones: "The use of knives can have fatal consequences.

"Courts up and down the land every year see cases where people have been killed by someone using a knife in an argument.

"It is clear from your extensive record of 25 previous offences that you are a violent and dangerous individual.

"Unless you stop attacking people with knives and other weapons you face increasingly long periods of time in prison."

The judge handed him a custodial sentence of five years and three months for the assault and a further 14 months for the burglary - to be served consecutive to each other and to his ongoing extended sentence.