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UK gay man’s Grindr date slashed his throat and left him to die

UK gay man’s Grindr date slashed his throat and left him to die

A man who slashed the throat of his Grindr date and left him for dead is now jailed.

Shane Dunn, 25, was found guilty of attacking Ian Garrod, 55, with a kitchen knife last year.

The court heard how Dunn had brought crystal meth for them both to take before sex with Garrod on 8 September 2014.

When the pair fell asleep, Dunn got up during the night and told Garrod he was going for a glass of water.

But instead, he removed a knife from the kitchen and returned to the bedroom before slicing the victim’s neck.

He stood back, watched him bleed before pretending to call an ambulance.

Later that morning, Garrod’s housemate returned home to find his friend surrounded by a pool of blood.

He was immediately taken to hospital by paramedics and he received life-saving surgery on his throat.

While Dunn was found not guilty of attempted murder, he was convicted of wounding with intent and sent to jail for 12 years yesterday (15 April).

‘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,’ Detective Constable Clive Fowler, of Kent Police, said.

‘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.’