June 21, 2022 2.54 pm This story is over 24 months old

Over two years in jail for Grimsby man following flick knife stabbing

David Cummings, aged 44, of Westerdale Way in Grimsby was sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court on Friday, June 17 to two and a half years in jail after a violent assault in July 2021.

On Saturday, July 24 2021 the victim, who was just 25-year-old at the time of the incident, was stabbed three times by David Cummings with a flick knife over a £10 debt owed to him by the victim.

The incident happened in a communal area of a block of flats on Westerdale Way Grimsby and led to the victim needing surgery for three separate stab wounds which caused internal bleeding requiring surgery.

Cummings was found guilty by a jury and sentenced by Judge Bury to two and a half years in jail for the offence of Section 20 Assault Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) – malicious wounding.

Half of his sentence is to be served in custody and half on licence. An additional five-year restraining order has also been imposed on Cummings.

Investigating the case was DC Chris Clarke who said, “I would like to praise the courage of the victim in assisting with our enquiries and the investigation.  I know it has taken a long time to get to this stage and I hope that this sentencing gives him some sense that justice has been served.

“No one needs to be reminded of the dangers of carrying knives and this is an example of how something got out of hand very quickly and led to a very serious assault.

“Cummings has been proved to be a dangerous man and I hope that this sentence will provide the local community with some reassurance that he is behind bars now.”