A man has been sentenced to six years in prison after a robbery at a hotel in Stockton.
43-year-old Stephen Jude Jackson, from Middlesbrough, was staying at the hotel when he robbed another man who was also staying there.
The 37-year-old victim suffered a cut to his neck after being threatened with a knife by Jackson, who stole a mobile phone, trainers, a bank card and music speakers.
An investigation by Stockton CID led to Jackson being charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article.
He was sentenced to six years in prison and also twelve months for possessing a knife, to run concurrently.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Kev Middleton from Stockton CID, said: “This was a traumatic incident which ended with a man injured by a knife and robbed of his belongings. The impact of this incident will live on with him for a long time.
“Anyone who possesses a knife and uses it to cause violence will feel the full force of the law – and can expect to be put before the courts to answer for their crimes.”