The victims injuries were deemed to not be life-threatening. (Credit: Olimpia Zagnat)

A man has been jailed after pleading guilty for stabbing innocent man in the city centre.

Colin Hartley, 22, of no fixed address, stabbed the 25-year-old victim who was out for drinks in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, August 9.

This took place is Beastmarket Hill and shortly after Mr Hartley fled the scene.

The victim was then taken to hospital for treatment and required precautionary surgery to determine whether any of his organs had been damaged.

After detectives had launched an investigation, Hartley was identified as the culprit and  was subsequently arrested in early September 2020.

He was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to wounding at Nottingham Crown Court today (January 26).

Detective constable Jerone Taylor, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “When a knife is used in an incident there is always the potential for serious or potentially fatal consequences.

“Thankfully, the victim was not seriously injured in the incident and is expected to make a full recovery.

“We will always thoroughly investigate knife crime and will look to take appropriate action against those who are found to have committed such offences.

“Extensive investigative work was carried out to identify and locate Hartley and I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this case for their hard work and determination.

“Hartley’s reckless behaviour could have cost someone their life and I hope the sentence gives him a chance to reflect on his actions.”

The victims injuries were deemed to not be life-threatening or life-altering and he is on the way to making a full recovery.