Lancashire teenager jailed for nine years after victim nearly died in Blackburn stabbing
A Lancashire teenager has been given a nine-year prison sentence after stabbing a man in Blackburn.
On August 5 last year, police were called to Dalton Close in Blackburn after a man in his 20s was stabbed in the abdomen.
Although his condition was described as life-threatening at the time, the man's life was saved due to the quick actions of his neighbours and officers at the scene.
An investigation was launched to find the knife-man and 19-year-old Danish Moosaji was arrested later that same day on suspicion of attempted murder.
This week, following a trial at Preston Crown Court, the teenager from Bargee Close, Blackburn was found not guilty of attempted murder.
But he was found guilty of Section 18 wounding and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been sentenced to nine years in a young offenders institution.
Temp Det Sgt Alex Rawsthorn, of Blackburn CID, said: "This was a serious assault that would have resulted in the death of a young man if not for the fast and selfless actions of the residents of Dalton Close and officers.
"It is only through luck more than judgement, that Moosaji wasn’t facing a murder charge.
"I want to thank everybody who played a part in securing this significant sentence and praise the victim for the bravery he has shown throughout this case.
"Hopefully the fact Moosaji is now in custody will provide him with some comfort."