Droylsden man jailed after stabbing victim four times with 10-inch knife
Tuesday 24th July 2018 @ 17:20 by Tom Greggan
Droylsden News Tameside

A Droylsden man has been jailed for stabbing a man four times with a ten-inch knife.

48-year-old James Lunt, of Avonlea Avenue, pleaded guilty to section 18 assault and was sentenced to five years at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

On Tuesday January 30th, the victim, a man in his 40s, had driven to Lunt’s house after an ongoing dispute, which involved arguments over the phone. When he arrived, Lunt confronted him and stabbed him four times in the chest using a ten-inch knife.

At first, the victim thought he’d been punched and fled back to his car. When he realised he’d been stabbed and was bleeding heavily, he drove himself to Tameside Hospital and presented himself to A&E. He was treated and later recovered.

Lunt was later interviewed where he gave ‘no comment’ answers.

Detective Sergeant Joseph Harrop, of GMP’s Tameside Division, said: “This was a very serious crime that could have ended in even more tragic circumstances.

“Thankfully, the victim was able to get medical assistance and is recovering well.

“No matter the circumstances, arming oneself with a knife is not acceptable and we will tirelessly pursue anyone has committed crimes such as these.

“We take knife crime extremely seriously. A large team of officers have worked tirelessly on this investigation and we are pleased with the sentence handed down today.”