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Man who stabbed rugby player in Barrow is jailed

Jon Doherty
Jon Doherty

A Barrow man has been jailed for two and half years for stabbing a man during a pre-season rugby match.

Jon Doherty, aged 24, of no fixed abode in Barrow, was sentenced today (12th April) at Preston Crown Court for ABH and two counts of being in possession of an offensive weapon.

The incident occurred during the warm-up to the friendly, between Walney Central A and Barrow Island, which was held at Roose Pioneers off Leece Lane on Saturday 4th March 2017.

Doherty stabbed a 27-year-old man in the head following an altercation.

Detective Inspector Helen Curme, South Cumbria CID, said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack by Doherty and one which deserves time in prison.

“Simply put this type of violence will not be tolerated and we are pleased that Doherty is being taken out of society.

“I’d like to thank the victim and the witnesses for their assistance in bringing this man to justice.”

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