In a case that shocked the community, Leon Fenton, a 33-year-old resident of Birch Lane, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a serious assault on Great Horton Road.
Fenton pleaded guilty to charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, as well as possession of a broken bottle and a knife as offensive weapons. The incident took place on 26 July, resulting in serious injuries to the victim.
The victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, suffered severe but non-life-threatening injuries during the altercation.
Fenton’s sentence was delivered today, 16 May, at Bradford Crown Court. In addition to the prison term, Fenton will serve a five-year extended licence upon his release.
Detective Inspector Karl Noglik of Bradford CID expressed his satisfaction with the outcome, stating, “Fenton is a dangerous offender, and I welcome this lengthy sentence handed down today. His actions on that day could have proved fatal.”
According to police reports, the victim had attempted to intervene in the fight between the two parties when he became caught in the middle.
As a result of the assault, the victim has endured long-term injuries, causing immense suffering. DI Noglik hopes that today’s verdict will bring some closure and justice to the victim, who has endured a harrowing 10 months.
The case highlights the devastating consequences of violent acts within the community and the importance of swift and decisive legal action to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.