A man who was subjected to a violent knife attack in Wales has received a GBP 2,000 injury compensation payout.
Christian Hughes, a 30-year-old scaffolder, admitted to wounding Paul Cook in Pennar during February 2008, the Western Telegraph reports.
Mr Cook was walking home along Treowen Road when he was attacked by Mr Hughes, who used an eight-inch hunting knife to slash his right arm.
The victim suffered a cut to his artery and a severed nerve which resulted in him losing two fingers after hospital treatment.
Mr Hughes was given a 52-week suspended sentence and ordered to pay GBP 2,000 in injury compensation costs to his victim, as well as GBP 400 in prosecution fees.
The news follows a report in the Express & Echo that a woman who stabbed and bit her boyfriend in a drunken rage was ordered to pay GBP 1,200 in injury compensation to him.