Rattigan has one previous conviction, for robbery with a knife in December 2017. The explanation he gave to carrying a knife to his probation officer was that he is a "young black man, dealing with problems that young black men have".
Obviously absorbed the rubbish his defence spouted as if it was true...
When delivering the sentencing, Judge Rafferty said: "This could have been a murder charge if things had played out differently."
He took into account Rattigan's mental health issues, saying that Rattigan had had a psychotic episode earlier in 2022 that resulted in hospital admission.
"Don't take a chance again, you might not get another."
*hollow laughter* Good one, judge! Tell us another...
Rattigan was sentenced to two years for unlawful wounding and 12 months for possession of a weapon, with the sentences to run concurrently. He was also sentenced to a two year community order, along with a mental health treatment requirement for the same amount of time.
Why not consecutively?