A SERIAL knife crime offender who seriously injured a man in Ryde with a blade was warned he faced the likelihood of being jailed.

Liam John Charles Williams, of Amherst Place, Ryde, admitted possessing a knife in a public place, maliciously wounding Maximillian Murray with intent to do him grievous bodily harm and causing criminal damage to a Ford Fiesta, when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Monday (10).

The offences happened along Ryde seafront on November 1, 2020.

It is not the first time Williams, 18, has been convicted of knife crimes.

In June last year, Island magistrates handed Williams an 18-month community order, to include 15 rehabilitation days and 200 hours of unpaid work, after he admitted possessing a kitchen knife in a public place in April.

The same was true in 2019 when Williams was convicted of possessing a knife.

The judge, Recorder Paul Garlick, ordered a report on Williams, but warned him there was a likelihood he would be imprisoned on his next appearance before the court.

Williams was bailed to reappear for sentencing at the same venue on March 1.