Teenager sentenced following stabbing in Leyland

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

A dangerous teenager has been sentenced to nine years after a man was stabbed in the eye In Leyland.

We were called to Leyland Lane at 7.38pm on April 21 to reports a man had been stabbed.

Emergency services attended and found a man in his 20s with injuries to the head and body. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for life-changing injuries.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, a 17-year-old boy from Leyland – who cannot be named for legal reasons – was charged with attempted murder.

He appeared at Preston Crown Court on Monday (September 4) where he was sentenced to six years immediate custody, with a further three years extended licence period after a Judge deemed him to be dangerous.

DI Paul Mulrooney, of South CID, said: “This case very clearly highlights the real-life consequences of carrying a knife. The victim has been left with life-changing injuries and his attacker with a significant custodial sentence for somebody so young.

“I hope anybody thinking of carrying a knife will take note of this and realise the life-changing consequences of that decision could have.

“Lancashire Police take a zero tolerance approach to all forms of knife crime and we will take the appropriate action against anyone caught carrying a weapon.”

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