POLICE have said the victim of a brutal stabbing at Divinity Road earlier this year is lucky be alive.

Thames Valley Police was speaking after Aaron Glenn-Pearce was jailed for eight and a half years at Oxford Crown Court this week.

On April 14 Glenn-Pearce lunged at his victim with a knife, causing multiple serious stab and slash injuries to his arm, face and leg.

The victim suffered serious injuries and required surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

After admitting wounding with intent Glenn-Pearce, 33, of Divinity Road, Oxford, was jailed for eight and a half years'.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Dominique Lucas of Force CID based at St Aldates police station said: "I would like to say thank you to the victim in this case and for the witnesses involved for their support to the police investigation.

"Glenn-Pearce's actions could easily have killed his victim, and it is perhaps only through good fortune that this did not become a murder investigation.

"This was a violent and unprovoked attack and I am pleased that Glenn-Pearce has received a significant custodial sentence."