Over a decade behind bars for 24-year-old who stabbed man

A 24-year-old man has begun serving more than ten-years behind bars after admitting to stabbing a Sheffield man in a disagreement over an ex-partner.

On the morning of 11 August, Jack Hollingsworth, of no-fixed-address, went to a property in Eastern Avenue, Sheffield, to confront the victim, who he had known for a number of years.

The pair got into an argument, with Hollingsworth brandishing a knife as they began to fight inside the house. The altercation resulted in Hollingsworth stabbing the victim in the chest, and causing a number of slash wounds to his upper body.

Hollingsworth entered a guilty plea to the offence at an earlier hearing and appeared before Sheffield Crown Court yesterday for sentencing (Thursday 8 November).

PC David Stacey, the investigating officer, from Sheffield CID said: “This was a violent, nasty attack by Hollingsworth, which left the victim with a serious chest wound.

“After the incident, Hollingsworth tried to evade police for almost two weeks before he was arrested 11 days later.

“He has shown no remorse for his actions, despite admitting to the offence and I’m pleased that he has been handed a substantial sentence by the courts.

“Tackling knife crime is a real priority for the force and I hope that this sentence sends out a really clear message that if you are involved in this type of criminality you will be brought before the courts and can face a lengthy stint behind bars.”

Hollingsworth was jailed for a total of 13-years for the offence. He was also jailed for a burglary, which occurred in May earlier this year when he broke into a property in Hyacinth Road, Sheffield.

A number of items were taken, including high value electrical items, jewellery and bankcards. The bankcards were then used at a number of local shops and Hollingsworth was later identified after being pictured on CCTV.

He was given a nine month sentence for the burglary offence and one month for fraud by false representation, both to run alongside his sentence of 13-years.