A KNIFEMAN in a drunken stupor slashed a random victim in the street.

Danny Lee cut Yasiira Senyonjo in the neck, causing blood to gush over his clothes in East Street, Brighton.

Lee was on the run after failing to comply with the terms of his release from prison.

He was previously convicted of knifing a man on the bus and threatening his own mother with a blade.

The 31-year-old had been deemed safe to return into the public, so long as he took his medication.

But he did not – and approached Mr Senyonjo randomly in the street and slashed him with a Stanley knife.

At Brighton Crown Court, Lee was sent back to prison for four more years.

Amanda Hamilton, prosecuting, said the incident in East Street happened in February this year.

Lee was wanted on recall to prison at the time of the attack, having previously been sentenced to six years for inflicting grievous bodily harm in 2013.

He was put under stricter controls because of his “dangerousness” to the public.

Parole experts said he poses a “high risk” of serious violence, particularly if he fails to take medication for paranoid schizophrenia.

Ms Hamilton said: “Mr Senyonjo saw Lee holding the knife, and realised he had been cut to the left side of his neck.

“He felt the throbbing pain and blood dripping on to his clothes and ran to taxis to get assistance, before flagging down an ambulance in North Street.”

A description of Lee was given to police and nightclub bouncers spotted him and reported him to the police. He was arrested that night.

Mr Senyonjo said his father had brought him to the UK from Uganda to keep him safe, but this incident had left him shaken.

Lee was charged with a section 20 wounding offence, as Mr Senyonjo’s injuries were not as bad as initially feared.

Jeffrey Lamb, defending, said Lee is described as a pleasant man, as long as he is taking his medication.

He wants to move to Dublin in Ireland to resume a relationship, so Mr Lamb asked the judge not to make the sentence too long.

Lee, of no fixed address, has also been known as Danny Lee Michael Quinn.

Judge Anne Arnold said Lee was “at large” from his prison release.

“It could all too easily have been fatal,” she told him.