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Man jailed for attack with blade; thug, 47, stabbed victim in chest with 10-inch knife after ongoing dispute.

Byline: JOHN SCHEERHOUT @johnscheerhout

A THUG who plunged a 10-inch blade into a man's chest has been jailed.

James Lunt, 47, launched a savage attack on his victim, aged in his 40s, outside Lunt's home following a dispute between the pair.

The stabbing victim managed to drive himself to hospital with serious injuries and survived.

Lunt was arrested but refused to talk to police.

No matter circumstances, oneself with not Det Sgt Now Lunt, of Avonlea Road in Droylsden, has been jailed for five years after he pleaded guilty to section 18 assault at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court. The attack happened at around 7.30pm on January 30 this year.

Police say the victim had driven to the address following an ongoing dispute with Lunt which involved arguments over the phone.

Lunt stabbed him four times in the left side of his chest using a 10-inch knife.

Det Sgt Joseph Harrop, of GMP's Tameside Division, said: "This was a very serious crime that could have ended in even more tragic circumstances.

"Thankfully, the victim was able to get medical assistance and is recovering well.

"No matter the circumstances, arming oneself with a knife is not acceptable.

matter the arming a knife is acceptable Joseph Harrop "We will tirelessly pursue anyone has committed crimes such as these.

"We take knife crime extremely seriously. "A large team of officers have worked tirelessly on this investigation.

"And we are pleased with the sentence that has been handed down today."

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James Lunt has been jailed

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Jul 25, 2018
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