A Leicester man who used a knife during an argument outside a pub has been jailed for 10 years.
Darren Eason appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Friday 11th November and was sentenced for grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife. He was also ordered to spend an extended four years on licence when released.
The court heard how the 35-year-old, of Butterwick Drive, Leicester, had gone to the Keeper’s Lodge Pub in Beaumont Leys, on 16th September with a knife strapped to his waist for “protection”.
He then used the weapon to stab a man during an argument outside the premises. The victim sustained serious injuries and underwent extensive surgery.
Detective Constable Chris Fox said:
“Eason went to the pub that night armed with a knife. He wasn’t afraid to show it to others in the premises and equally wasn’t afraid to use it.
His actions that night means he is now facing 10 years behind bars.
This case clearly demonstrates the consequences of carrying a knife and there is no excuse for doing so.”