A MAN has been jailed for more than 10 years after seriously wounding a man in Blackburn and then fleeing abroad.
On February 17th 2016 police were called to a report of a serious stabbing at an address on Whitendale Crescent in Blackburn.
When officers arrived they found 34 year old Accrington man Merban Hussain bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds to his legs. The officers both provided life-saving first aid to the man and arrested two other men at the scene.
Mohsin Khan, 28, of Tremellen Street, Accrington and Qamar Abbas, 39, of Whitendale Crescent, Blackburn, were both subsequently charged with Section 18 wounding with intent.
Abbas subsequently fled to Pakistan after he secured bail and refused to return to the UK until May this year when he returned and pleaded guilty to Section 18 wounding with intent.
Following a three-week trial at Preston Crown Court co-accused Mohsin Khan was found not guilty.
Qamar Abbas appeared today (Thursday, June 22nd) and was sentenced to 10 years and two months in prison.
Mr Hussain suffered life changing injuries.
Detective Sgt Andy Horne, of Blackburn CID, said: “Without the bravery of the officers who first attended this horrific scene the victim Mr Hussain would have died.
“This sentence is testimony to them, to the tenacious work of Detective Constable Tony Roberts and to the courage of the victim.”