Monday, November 28, 2022

“Brutal thug” sentenced to 10 years

A “brutal thug” has been jailed for more than 10 years after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm.

Gavin Knight (36), of Doncaster, was sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court on Friday 26 August to ten years and six months after an incident in March.

Knight was convicted of causing life-changing injuries to a woman during a “sustained” attack in Cleethorpes.

Officer in the case, DC St Quinton of Grimsby CID, said: “Firstly, I would like to commend the victim for their incredible bravery and resilience throughout the investigation.

“This was a planned and sustained attack by a brutal thug and it cannot have been easy for the victim to come to terms with their injuries. These horrific life-changing injuries were some of the worst I have seen during my career and have affected the victim both physically and mentally.

“I sincerely hope today’s substantial sentence can provide the victim with some sense that justice has been served, and this dangerous man is off the streets.

“I would also hope this sentence of more than 10 years gives other victims of violence faith that this will not be tolerated and that we will leave no stone unturned in getting justice for victims of this type of offence.

“If you have been a victim of serious violence, report it to us and we will act upon it.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £27.55 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.

Advertisment












Latest posts

“Let your hair down for less” – Rapunzel offers Lincoln’s cheapest panto

Rapunzel - the ‘Tangled’ Panto at The Drill is Lincoln’s cheapest panto this Christmas. A family ticket for two adults and two children is a...

Lincolnshire Co-op appoints new CEO

Lincolnshire Co-op has appointed Alison Hands, currently Managing Director at Wilkos, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Alison is set to join the society...

£5m grant awarded for cold storage facility to support Grimsby seafood industry

HSH Coldstores has been awarded a £5m government grant as part of the Seafood Infrastructure Fund. The grant is to support the construction of...

A third of Lincolnshire residents more likely to rely on charity support this winter

Charities will be under increased strain this winter as a new poll of 67,000 people shows two in five UK residents are more likely...

Scunthorpe-based mouth and foot painting artist’s designs chosen for Christmas cards

A Scunthorpe-based mouth and foot painting artist has had two of his paintings chosen to be sold as Christmas cards this year. Jon Clayton's designs,...