Man stabbed for ‘taking too long’ to choose a drink at an Asda petrol station

This is the moment a man stabbed another man in the neck for “taking too long” in a queue at an Asda petrol station.

CCTV footage captured Jack Oldfield pulling out a knife from his pocket and slashing Robert Taylor, 30, who he believed made him wait too long while he chose a drink from the petrol station in Woodville, Derbyshire.

The shocking video shows Mr Taylor being confronted then stabbed by Oldfield outside the filling station shop – with police officer PC Kim Wheldon who had just finished refuelling her car at the garage merely yards away.

PC Wheldon swiftly detained Oldfield, 26, before calling for back up, Derby Crown Court was told.

Oldfield also had an imitation firearm on him, which he tried to dump in the police car after he was arrested, the Derby Telegraph reports.

PC Wheldon said after the case: "This was a completely unprovoked attack on an innocent man who had popped out to the shop that July evening.

"Oldfield had become annoyed at waiting in the queue because he felt that Mr Taylor had taken too long to choose a drink.

“There was an argument and Oldfield pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed him in the neck.

"Oldfield also attempted to conceal the knife he had used and also left an imitation firearm in the police car in a bid to hide that.

"It was only good fortune that the injuries Mr Taylor suffered were not more serious.

"Although these kinds of incidents are rare, Oldfield’s sentence reflects the fact that the courts take them extremely seriously.

"I’d like to offer my best wishes to Mr Taylor, on behalf of the force, and hope that he can find some comfort in knowing that Oldfield is off our streets.”

Oldfield pleaded guilty to wounding with intent, and three counts of carrying a bladed weapon after stabbing Mr Taylor at around 10.50pm, on July 11, this year.

Oldfield, Stanhope Road, Swadlincote, was sentenced to eight years on Friday November 16.

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