A man has been jailed for 11 months after a stabbing at Thorpe Park left another with serious injuries last July.

Craig Harakh, 26, from Lambeth, was arrested on Saturday, July 18 after police officers who attended the scene of the stabbing at the Chertsey theme park around 4.30pm.

He pleaded guilty to affray at Kingston Crown Court on Monday (January 11), while he was found not guilty of wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article.

Surrey Police reported that he had since been sentenced to seven months in prison for the affray and four months for breaching a previous suspended sentence, resulting in a total sentence of 11 months.

The victim of the stabbing, a 27-year-old man, was seriously injured after he was slashed in the stomach following an 'altercation' between two groups on a footbridge near the exit of the popular amusement and rollercoaster resort on Saturday afternoon.

He was rushed to hospital and discharged a few days later following surgery.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Nathan Dunstan, said: "We would like to thank the visitors to the park that day, who were delayed in leaving as a result of our enquiries.

"We would also like to thank the team at Thorpe Park for their assistance during this investigation.

"We will continue to work hard to tackle knife crime in Surrey, which simply cannot be tolerated in our local communities."