A county lines drug dealer who brutally stabbed a police officer twice in the back has been jailed for 16 years.
Michael Enzanga, 20, of no fixed abode, was previously found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent by a jury.
The trial at Portsmouth Crown Court in August heard how Enzanga plunged the knife into the back of PC Russell Turner in Stamshaw Park in Portsmouth on February 21, leaving him with a collapsed lung.
Today (Wednesday 9 October) he was sentenced to 16 years in prison, with an extended license period of 4 years for the attack.
The court heard that the defendant already had a number of previous convictions for possession of a knife and possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, dating back to 2014.
Addressing Enzanga in the dock, Judge Roger Hetherington said: “You were no innocent dupe. You were already an experienced criminal who knew exactly what you were doing.