Cumbrian Man Jailed After Knife Attack Police Call A ‘Senseless Act Of Violence’

A Cumbrian man has been jailed for seven years following a knife attack police described as a ‘senseless act of violence’.

Knife Attack Man
Darren Knowles was sentenced to seven years for a knife attack. Credit: Cumbria Police

Darren Knowles, from Barrow, was sentenced yesterday, Friday, March 24, at Preston Crown Court for several serious offences.

The 50-year-old was jailed for; wounding with intent, attempted wounding with intent, breach of a non-molestation order and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

Back in November 2022, Cumbria Police received a report that a man had been stabbed on Dalkeith Street, Barrow, just after 4.20am.

Yesterday the court heard, that after an altercation at Manhattan’s nightclub, Knowles approached the victim and pulled a knife out of his pocket, stabbing his victim in the shoulder causing a deep laceration.

Detective Constable Sarah Knight said: “We are pleased that Darren Knowles has received a custodial sentence for this senseless act of violence.

“The injuries, although not as serious as first thought, will have a lasting impact on the victims involved in this incident.

DC Knight went on to say Cumbria Police take knife crime ‘seriously’ and stated there was ‘ no excuse for carrying a knife’.

“Any crime involving a knife as a weapon is taken seriously by both the police and the courts, and I hope that the sentence given today reflects that,” she said.

“There is no excuse for carrying a knife and we will not tolerate it in our communities”.