Four years behind bars for ‘remorseless' knifeman who stabbed man outside Sheffield gym

A 'remorseless’ knifeman man who stabbed his victim outside a city gym causing terrible blood loss and requiring months of recovery has been jailed for four years.

Friday, 25th September 2020, 9:00 pm

Anthony Taha, aged 48, formerly of Red Fern Grove, Sheffield, was jailed after being found guilty of stabbing the man outside the Empire Boxing Gym on The Green in Darnall on Friday, October 4 last year.

The 33-year-old victim was leaving the gym when Taha stabbed him in the leg, causing serious blood loss and requiring months of recovery.

A jury had previously found Taha guilty and he was today (Friday, September 25) sentenced to four years behind bars at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Anthony Taha.

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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