Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Slashing Victim Across Face with Knife in Reading Incident

Reading, United Kingdom – A violent assault in Reading has led to a 31-year-old man being sentenced to six years in prison after attacking his victim with a knife. Lucio Moreira of no fixed abode appeared in Reading Crown Court on Friday, June 7 in connection to the incident. The attack took place at 10:45pm on September 30, 2023, as the victim was walking along Oxford Road.

Moreira, who pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent in a previous hearing on April 19, left his victim with serious injuries. Detective Constable Philip Marchant, from Reading CID, emphasized the severity of the assault, stating that such violence has no place in the community. The victim sustained a wound to the face during the attack.

Following his arrest on November 1, 2023, Moreira was charged with the crime. Detective Constable Philip Marchant urged the community to report any individuals carrying knives to help prevent similar incidents. He emphasized the importance of removing dangerous weapons from the streets to ensure the safety of residents.

The incident serves as a reminder of the dangers posed by knife violence in urban areas. Law enforcement authorities continue to work towards eliminating such threats to community well-being. Moreira’s sentencing highlights the consequences of violent actions, as he begins his six-year prison term for the attack. It is a stark warning to others who may consider engaging in similar acts of violence.

Community members are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities to help maintain safety and security. By working together and taking swift action, residents can contribute to creating a safer environment for all individuals. The case underscores the importance of community involvement in upholding law and order, promoting a sense of security for everyone in Reading.