'The most pointless thing ever': Leeds man suffered punctured lung after being stabbed with a Rambo knife by rival in Middleton street attack

A thug who stabbed a rival in the back with a Rambo knife in an unprovoked attack on a street in Leeds has been given an extended prison sentence of eight years.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 6:00 am

Harry Jackson used the "horrific weapon" to inflict serious injuries on his victim on Sissons Avenue, Middleton.

Moments after the attack, Jackson began weeping, cuddled his victim and said: "Don't die on me. I didn't mean it."

The victim suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs from the knife blow and had to spend five days in hospital.

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Harry Jackson was given an eight-year extended prison sentencing for stabbing a man with a Rambo knife in a street in Middleton.

Describing the attack to police, the victim said: "It was the most pointless thing ever."

Jackson was given an extended sentence after a report described him as posing a serious danger to members of the public.

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The court heard there had been bad feeling between the two men which was related to a relationship between family members of both men.

Jackson, 20, spoke to the victim in the street before taking out the weapon from beneath his top.

The prosecutor described the weapon as a sharply pointed Rambo knife with a curved blade.

The victim said to the defendant: "If you are going to stick me over nothing Harry, get it done.."

Jackson struck the victim on the leg with the weapon but did not cause an injury.

He then stabbed him once to the back, below the shoulder blade, as the victim tried to defend himself.

The injured man said: "What have you done Harry? What have you done?"

Jackson then wept and cuddled the victim.

Jackson was heard to say: "Don't let him die. Ring an ambulance."

He was taken to hospital by ambulance and had to have fluid drained from his lung.

Mr Bassano said the victim was unable to do his job as a scaffolder after the incident.

Jackson, of Cardinal Square, Beeston, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article.

He has previous convictions for violence and robbery.

Susannah Proctor, mitigating, said Jackson had spent 16 months in custody since being arrested.

She said: "It was a spontaneous and unsophisticated assault with dire consequences.

"He immediately regretted what he had done."

Jackson was told he must serve a custodial term of five years followed by an extended licence period of three years.

Sentencing, Recorder Adbul Iqbal QC said: "My primary duty is to protect the public from individuals who decide to carry horrific weapons such as this in public and use them."