Two violent thugs were starting jail sentences today after a double stabbing which left another two men with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Jack Hollingsworth, aged 18, from Jessamine Road, Wincobank, Sheffield, and Lewis Willis, 20, from High Hazel Court, Treeton, Rotherham, were locked up by a judge at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday.
The court was told the attack took place in Rotherham town centre in October last year.
The court heard the men attacked their victims in the early hours of Sunday, October 14, then fled the scene of the stabbing in a taxi.
Police initially feared the victims had suffered life-threatening injuries but both men have since gone on to make full recoveries.
Hollingsworth admitted wounding and causing grievous bodily harm, and was jailed by the judge for three years.
Willis pleaded guilty to one count of affray, and was jailed for 12 months.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers caught the men after detectives used CCTV footage to track down the taxi driver.
Officers were provided with the address the men had been taken to after the attack, and they were arrested.