A teenager from Epsom was jailed for 58 months after he was found guilty of stabbing a man near a train station.

Luke Fagan, 18 of Tonstall Road, previously pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article and wounding with intent.

He was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday (July 17).

The attack outside Epsom station took place almost two years ago, on September 29, 2017, at around 10.20pm.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police described how Mr Fagan and the man he stabbed had been involved in an altercation that escalated before the victim was stabbed.

"The victim was with a group of friends when they became involved in a verbal altercation with Fagan and two others.

"This escalated into a physical fight before Fagan stabbed the victim with a knife.

"He then fled the scene with the two other suspects and the victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries including a perforated liver and a punctured lung," the spokesperson said.

Police officers successfully identified the two other suspects later that evening, while Mr Fagan surrendered himself to police at the Salfords Custody Centre the following night.

The two other men involved in the fight received suspended sentences for their involvement.

Joshua Gunton, 18, of Epsom received a 12 month suspended sentence and Sam Williams, 18, of Ewell received a 9 month suspended sentence, both for violent disorder.

Detective Constable Colin Snell, who investigated the case, said that Mr Fagan's decision to carry a knife with him showed he had intended to hurt someone on the night in question.

"Fagan went into Epsom Town Centre carrying that knife with full intentions of inflicting harm on somebody.

"We hope that this case goes some way in reassuring the public that we have a zero tolerance when it comes to crimes of this nature.

"I would like to pay tribute to the victim and witnesses for their bravery in coming forward to ensure that each defendant was brought to justice," DC Snell said.