Two men have been jailed for their parts in a Broadgate knife attack.Advertisement
The men responsible appeared at Preston Crown Court last Thursday (17 March).
Jordan Bailey, 21, of Rigby Street, St Matthews, was sentenced to six years behind bars, having previously pleaded guilty to one count of wounding and possession of an offensive weapon.
Declan Carroll, 23, of Colman Court, Broadgate, was sentenced to four years behind bars, having previously pleaded guilty to threatening someone with a weapon in a public place. His sentence also included an assault from 2019 and two counts of criminal damage from 2021.
The attack occurred in Grafton Street in Broadgate on 5 June last year, after a group of youths – including one on a moped – chased a 23-year-old man from the Fishergate Hill area.
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The victim was stabbed several times in broad daylight and was then left bleeding in the street.
He was found by members of the public with stab wounds to his back. A knife, used by Bailey, was still in his lower back all the way up to the hilt. The man was taken to hospital and thankfully is making a good recovery.
CCTV shows the moment the victim tripped and fell, and Bailey and Carroll caught up with him.
No definitive motive for the attack has been established.
DC Sheryll Barrie, of Preston CID, said: “This was a vicious attack which took place on a busy street in broad daylight, leaving a young man with very serious injuries.
“Thankfully the victim was found by members of the public and was taken to hospital, but the outcome could have been much worse. This could easily have been a murder investigation.
“There is no place for this type of violence in Lancashire and knife crime will not be tolerated. We will continue to tackle the issue and serve justice to those responsible for such crimes.
”If you believe someone you know carries a knife please tell us by calling 101, or reporting it online at doitonline.lancashire.police.uk. Independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org. Always call 999 in an emergency.”