Two sentenced for 15 years for dangerous pub attack

Two sentenced for 15 years for Loughborough attack

Two men have been sentenced for a total of 15 years for a serious attack outside a pub in Loughborough. The attackers hit the victim on the head with a metal object and stabbed him in his back, leaving him with serious injuries.

The incident happened outside the Paget Arms pub in Loughborough.

Connor Franklin and Joseph Stephens were involved in a row with a 35-year-old man in the car park of the pub. The victim was then hit in the head with a metal object by Stephens. Franklin then stabbed him in the back with a knife, causing injuries so severe he needed emergency surgery for injuries to his liver and diaphragm. He remained in hospital for two weeks

Connor Dennis Franklin, 25, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article. He was sentenced to 10 years on Friday 23rd September.

Joseph Lloyd Stephens, 23, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm at the start of the trial. He also pleaded guilty to stealing a motor vehicle in November 2015 and was sentenced to a total of five years in prison.