A British man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a vicious attack on a man he met on Grindr.
Shane Dunn, 25, was found guilty of slashing the throat of Ian Garrod, 55, and then leaving him to die in his apartment in Kent.
The court heard how, last September, Dunn had brought crystal meth for them both to take before sex. At one point, Dunn said he was going to the kitchen for a glass of water but, instead, returned to the bedroom with a kitchen knife and cutting Garrod’s throat.
He then stood and watched the him bleed before pretending to call an ambulance.
A housemate found the victim in a pool of his own blood the next day. Garrod was taken to the hospital, where he received life-saving surgery on his throat.
“Had it not been for the skill of the surgeons who treated Shane Dunn’s victim, it is almost certain he would have lost his life following this vicious and wholly unprovoked attack,” said Detective Constable Clive Fowler. “While such incidents are extremely rare, this case should ask as a warning to all of the risks associated with meeting strangers over the Internet.”
h/t: Gay Star News