Knifeman stabs victim for taking too long to pay at petrol station
7th December 2018

Moment knifeman stabs his victim in the neck for taking too long to pay for a drink at a petrol station – as a police officer watches just yards away

  • Man stabs victim in neck for ‘taking too long’ in a queue at an Asda petrol station 
  • Jack Oldfield, 26, stabbed Robert Taylor, 30, in Woodville, Derbyshire in July
  • The attack was captured on CCTV and happened just yards from a police officer
  • Oldfield was sentenced to eight years in prison at Derbyshire Crown Court for the attack after he accused Mr Taylor of taking too long to choose a drink

Jack Oldfield, of Swadlincote, Derbyshire, was sentenced to eight years in prison following the attack

This is the moment a man stabbed his victim in the neck for ‘taking too long’ in a queue at an Asda petrol station – while police were just yards away.

CCTV footage captured Jack Oldfield, of Swadlincote, Derbyshire, pulling out a knife from his pocket and stabbing Robert Taylor who he had accused of taking too long to choose a drink from the petrol station, in Woodville.

Oldfield, 26, has now appeared in court where he pleaded guilty to wounding with intent, and three counts of carrying a bladed weapon after stabbing 30-year-old Mr Taylor at around 10.50pm, on July 11, this year. 

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Oldfield is seen on CCTV above confronting Mr Taylor outside the shop. He then pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed him in the neck

Shocking CCTV footage captured the moment Mr Taylor was confronted by Oldfield outside the filling station shop, and stabbed – in front of police officer PC Kim Wheldon who had just finished refuelling her car at the garage.

PC Wheldon swiftly detained Oldfield before calling for back up, Derby Crown Court was told.

Oldfield also had an imitation firearm on him, which he tried to dump in the police car after he was arrested.

Mr Taylor was confronted by Oldfield outside the filling station shop, and stabbed – in front of police officer PC Kim Wheldon who had just finished refuelling her car, seen far left

She said after the case: ‘This was a completely unprovoked attack on an innocent man who had popped out to the shop that July evening.

‘Oldfield had become annoyed at waiting in the queue because he felt that Mr Taylor had taken too long to choose a drink.

There was an argument and Oldfield pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed him in the neck.

‘Oldfield also attempted to conceal the knife he had used and also left an imitation firearm in the police car in a bid to hide that.


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‘It was only good fortune that the injuries Mr Taylor suffered were not more serious.

‘Although these kinds of incidents are rare, Oldfield’s sentence reflects the fact that the courts take them extremely seriously.

‘I’d like to offer my best wishes to Mr Taylor, on behalf of the force, and hope that he can find some comfort in knowing that Oldfield is off our streets.’

Oldfield was sentenced on Friday, November 16. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

The court heard that Oldfield had become annoyed at waiting in the queue because he felt that Mr Taylor had taken too long to choose a drink. He then used this knife, above, to stab Robert Taylor in the neck

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