Lincoln man faces jail after pleading guilty to stabbing

A Lincoln man was today warned he faces a substantial jail sentence after admitting carrying out a knife attack.

Darren Murdoch, 53, pleaded guilty to wounding Nathan Wilson with intent to do him grievous bodily harm when he appeared by video link before Lincoln Crown Court this morning.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Police recovered a knife during an underwater search of a drain after a stabbing in Knight Place on September 24.

Forensic teams at the since on Knight Place in Lincoln. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

Murdoch, of Ellison Street, Lincoln, also admitted charges of possession of a knife in Knight Place and possession of a knife in Newark Road, Lincoln, on the same date.

Recorder Charles Falk told him: “This is a case where plainly substantial custody is the only sentence that is likely to be passed.

“I would like a pre-sentence report but purely to deal with the issue of whether you are dangerous.”

Murdoch was remanded in custody to await sentence on December 2.