No safe place…
There is no ‘safe place’ to stab someone. Get stabbed in the heart and you can lose all of your blood in one minute.
There is no ‘safe place’ to stab someone. Get stabbed in the heart and you can lose all of your blood in one minute. But a wound in the arm or the leg can still kill and young people have died from wounds to the leg because an artery was severed.
A cut to the spinal cord can cause life-changing injuries… would you rather be dead or paralysed for life?
Most people keep knives in their socks or tucked into their waistbands. These are ideal places for bacteria as they are often warm and moist. Stabbing someone with a bacteria-ridden knife could result in the victim dying from an infection. That’s still murder.
You can lose all of your blood in a minute if an artery is cut.
Up to six meters of intestine can come out of a stab wound the size of your thumb nail. Exposed to the air, this will dry up and die resulting in the victim having a colostomy bag.
If you stab somebody and they die, you could face a life sentence and serve a minimum of 25 years.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE WITH SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN STABBED?
- Stay calm
- Call for help quickly
- Stay with the victim (if it’s safe to do so)
- If the knife is still in, DO NOT pull it out (it may be acting as a plug).
- If the knife is out – apply pressure to the wound and keep the pressure applied.
- Follow the advice of the emergency services on the phone
You don’t have to be the person with the knife to be convicted of murder.
If you’re there or you knew that someone had a knife, that can be enough for
a joint enterprise conviction!