Corby man jailed for 16 years after vicious attack

Allen Crawford of Corby

Allen Crawford of Corby

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A man described as a ‘dangerous individual’ has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a serious assault carried out last summer.

Allen Crawford, 34, of Lodge Green Road, Corby, was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court for grievous bodily harm, unlawful wounding and having a bladed article in a public place.

He was sentenced to 12 years for these offences with a four-year extension at the hearing on Thursday, January 8.

The incident relates to the serious assault of a 45-year-old man in Lodge Green Road, Corby, on June 15 last year.

Following the sentencing, Corby sector inspector Vaughan Clarke said: “The arrest and presentation of evidence in this case is an excellent example of teamwork between uniformed officers and CID at Corby.

“It has seen an excellent outcome for the community here, resulting in a dangerous individual being removed from the town for a very long time.

“It should also act as a warning to others who engage in violence, about how seriously we treat it and how determined we are as a police force to reduce violent crime.”