A man who sliced another in a Toothill street will be sentenced next month.

Shane Bishop stabbed a man twice in the back and twice in the arm in Beaulieu Close on Tuesday, May 26, after rowing with his partner.

Appearing before Swindon Crown Court yesterday morning, the 27-year-old pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and assaulting his partner by beating her.

He was remanded in custody by Judge Peter Crabtree and will be sentenced on October 15. He was represented at the short hearing by solicitor advocate Emma Handslip.

The case is one of a number of stabbings in west Swindon over the past year.

In July, following what neighbours described as a “screwdriver stabbing” in Affleck Close a 16-year-old girl was rushed to Great Western Hospital with a serious hand wound, while an 18-year-old man suffered injuries to his face and was taken to hospital in Bristol.

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, told the Adver at the time: “I thought somebody had been killed.”

Last month, Judge Crabtree jailed Sheldon Thomas for five years after he admitted stabbing an alleged cannabis dealer in the man’s flat in Oakham Close. The 39-year-old stabbed his victim four times.

A week after that sentencing hearing, a man was slashed in the neck and hit over the head with a cosh as he house sat a flat in Crawford Close in nearby Toothill. A man has been charged with wounding with intent in relation to the attack and is due before the crown court next month.