Sheffield dad jailed for pub stabbing

Daniel Cox, who was jailed following a stabbing at The Sportsman pub, Worrall Road.

Daniel Cox, who was jailed following a stabbing at The Sportsman pub, Worrall Road.

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A dad-of-four has been jailed after he left a man with a stab wound down to the bone after a fight in a Sheffield pub.

Daniel Cox, aged 39, lunged at his victim with a kitchen knife he had brought from home at The Sportsman Inn on Worrall Road, Wadsley.

Sheffield Crown Court heard the victim’s relatives and other customers screamed as Cox went at the man’s neck with the knife.

Michael Tooley, prosecuting, said Cox approached the man – with whom he had had ‘difficulties’ in the past – in the pub toilets on Sunday, October 26.

He grabbed a knife from the pub’s kitchen area and used it to threaten him, but ended up getting beaten up.

Mr Tooley said the landlady asked Cox to leave and he returned to his home on Langsett Avenue.

Mr Tooley said: “Cox arrived at his home and, according to his wife, Emma, was acting strangely and looked as if he had been fighting.

“He was rummaging through the kitchen drawers. Mrs Cox took herself and her children to her brother’s house.

“It was after the departure of Mrs Cox that Cox made his second visit to The Sportsman.”

Cox, who admitted wounding with intent and possession of a knife, returned with a knife and attacked his victim, leaving him with a 2in wound on his arm down to the bone.

The court heard the victim now has reduced mobility in his arm, is unable to drive his car and has been signed off work for five weeks.

Andrew Swaby, mitigating, said: “There had been some difficulties with the complainant in the past and Cox had suffered some intimidation. During the first incident he was seriously assaulted. He returned home and unfortunately wouldn’t let things lie.”

Cox was jailed for four years and three months.

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