Anthony Taha jailed for stabbing outside Sheffield gym

Anthony Taha, formerly of Red Fern Grove, Sheffield, has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of stabbing a man outside a Sheffield gym last year after he has been on trial at Sheffield Crown Court charged with Section 18 assault.

A jury found him guilty of this offence and today he was sentenced to four years in prison.

The court heard how, on Friday 4 October 2019, a 33-year-old man was attacked by Taha outside the Empire Boxing Gym on The Green in Darnall.

The 33-year-old was leaving the gym when Taha stabbed him in the leg, causing serious injuries.

Detective Constable Newman Holt said: “The victim’s injuries were so severe he required a blood transfusion due to the amount of blood he lost. His recovery has also taken months, requiring physiotherapy.

“Taha has shown absolutely no remorse for his violent actions last October, refusing to accept responsibility for a very serious offence.

“I am pleased that the evidence gathered throughout our investigation and placed before the courts resulted in the jury finding him guilty of Section 18 assault. He is now behind bars and I hope the victim is reassured by the action taken.

“Violent criminality in Sheffield and South Yorkshire will not be tolerated and we will relentlessly pursue those individuals who choose to carry knives with the intent of harming others.”


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