Man jailed for stabbing rapper Professor Green

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A man has been jailed for stabbing rapper Professor Green in the neck, police said today.

Anthony Jones, 26, of Woodbury Down Estate, Harringay, north London, attacked the star outside a nightclub in May 2009.



Officers gave first aid to Professor Green - real name Stephen Manderson - who had been stabbed in the neck with a glass bottle and suffered a deep cut to his throat.



The 27-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment following the attack outside Cargo nightclub in Shoreditch, east London.



A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Jones was jailed for eight years at Snaresbrook Crown Court today.



He was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent at a trial at the same court in October last year.