More than five years for man responsible for assault in Larchwood Crescent, Lincoln
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A man who carried out an assault which left the victim with multiple stab wounds requiring hospital treatment has been sentenced to more than five years in prison today (20 June).
Lincoln Crown Court heard how Reardon Cronin, 21, of Lowedges Road, Sheffield he would be sent to prison for five years and three months, with a further two years on extended licence, following the incident on Thursday 24 March.
Police had been called to reports of disorder at Larchwood Crescent in Lincoln at 2.52pm that day. Officers responded and found a man in his 40s had sustained several stab wounds to the hand, chest and hand which required hospital treatment, as well as facial injuries.
The court heard how the disorder had started after the victim had confronted Cronin about his behavior towards another individual. Cronin punched him to the face, knocking him to the floor, before stabbing him several times and leaving the scene. Officers searched the local area and Cronin was arrested a short time after the incident a few streets away.
He was charged the following day with grievous bodily harm (GBH) and possession of a bladed article in a public place, and remanded into custody.
He admitted responsibility for the crime on 29 April.
Detective Inspector Remy Simon said: “This was particularly nasty assault which resulted in serious injuries which have had a profound effect on the victim, both physically and mentally. The response of our officers was swift and meant that we quickly identified a suspect and made an arrest.
"This was a thorough investigation with several lines of enquiry and involved forensics experts, Response officers, and investigators from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Thanks to their hard work we are able to see justice served in this case.”
Cronin was also sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for possession of a bladed article in a public place. The sentence will run concurrently with his other sentence.