Knife thug jailed for 13 years for Doncaster stabbings

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A man who stabbed two people in two separate attacks has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

In the first incident, Dale Banks stabbed a 37-year-old man with a large knife during an incident at the victim’s home in Dunscroft, Doncaster, on Friday, March 8 last year.

The man sustained slash wounds to his arm and back.

The second attack happened on June 5 last year at an address in Woodlands, Doncaster.

Following an argument over money, Banks stabbed a 40-year-old man in the leg and arm – severing arteries in his limbs.

Banks, 27, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent on the first day of his trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

He was sentenced on the same day to a total of 13 and a half years in prison.

DC William McLean said: “The attacks carried out by Banks could quite easily have resulted in more severe injuries being sustained by the two men.”

“The sentence given sends a strong message to those who choose to engage in knife crime and South Yorkshire Police will always actively seek to bring those to justice who commit this type of crime.”