Doncaster man jailed for knife attack

Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice

A Bentley man has been jailed for two years after he slashed a man’s throat in broad daylight last year.

John Edward Deere, aged 46, also known as Oakey Deere, committed the attack on Thursday, November 28, at around 2pm.

He approached a 37-year-old man who was walking on Arksey Lane in Bentley and challenged him to a fight. When the man refused, Deere pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the throat once.

The victim ran from the scene with a minor gash to his throat, but was later confronted by Deere who wished to fight again. On this occasion the intervention of a witness caused Deere to flee.

Deere pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon and was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court.

Det Con Lee Szedzielarz said: “Deere believed he could act violently without consequence and I hope this sentence shows that this is not the case.

“We continue to encourage people to report any offence to the police, or anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111, to ensure that anyone who acts violently can be prosecuted.”