A man has been sentenced today (Thursday 6 July) to 12 years in prison following a vicious attack at a pub in Hinckley last year.
Darryn Scullion (41) of no fixed abode was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent on Friday 19 May following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
He was also given a six month sentence for a possession of a bladed article offence which will run concurrently.
On Monday 25 July, Scullion assaulted the victim, a 32-year-old man, after the Scullion began to verbally abuse bar staff that were in the rear beer garden of The Union pub.
The victim intervened and during a fight between the two opposite the pub, Scullion used a knife to open the victim’s back exposing his organs leaving him with life changing injuries.
Detective Constable Simon Clarke, the investigating officer, said: “This was a horrific attack which took place in front of several members of the public, who are still traumatised by what they witnessed that day and the injuries the victim sustained.
“The victim was very lucky, although his injuries were serious, that he didn’t lose his life.
“The Judge referred to Scullion as a dangerous offender with a previous conviction for using a knife in an assault and today’s significant sentence shows the seriousness of this offence.”
This action is part of the force’s ongoing #LivesNotKnives campaign, which aims to reduce the number of knife-related offences in the city, to educate and inform young people of the dangers of carrying knives, and to bring offenders to justice.
For more information about knife crime, the law, and FAQs visit our #LivesNotKnives page.
Source:: Leicestershire Police News