Jailed - man who stabbed housemate in pool row and fled to Lithuania
PUBLISHED: 14:40 10 May 2019
A man has been jailed after a game of pool turned violent with one player stabbed multiple times with a bread knife.
Kent police said Sergej Kiseliov repetitively used the weapon to stab a housemate after being turned away from a pool game.
The 21-year-old, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm without intent and was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment at Maidstone Crown Court on May 7.
The court was told the assault took place on the evening of October 16, 2018 following a night of socialising between Kiseliov and a number of men he was living with in High Street - including the victim.
At around 10pm the victim and another housemate went to a pub in Rose Street followed by Kiseliov an hour later as the pub was closing up. He was refused a drink but was allowed to buy beer to drink later.
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Still unhappy with the service, he then wanted to play pool but the men refused. After a minor scuffle when he grabbed a cue, he was finally kicked out of the pub.
Back home, Kiseliov waited for the housemate and assaulted him with a bread knife in the kitchen, causing multiple stab wounds.
He then fled to Lithuania but Kent Police officers continued the investigation in his absence.
A European arrest warrant was subsequently issued and Kiseliov was detained in Lithuania before being returned to the UK.
Pc Nick Shaw, Kent Police's investigating officer for the case, said after sentencing: "Kiseliov's decision to seriously assault a man over an issue as trivial as a game of pool shows him to be an extremely dangerous and violent individual.
"His decision to use a knife to repeatedly wound the victim only aggravates the offence and I am pleased that we have been able to secure a custodial sentence.
"We have zero tolerance for those who choose to use a knife as a weapon and I am pleased that our investigation was able to have Kiseliov detained overseas and brought back to the UK to face justice."