Lutterworth man who carried out ‘horrific and distressing’ knife attack is jailed for attempted murder - The Rugby Observer

Lutterworth man who carried out ‘horrific and distressing’ knife attack is jailed for attempted murder

Rugby Editorial 10th Oct, 2023   0

A LUTTERWORTH man has been jailed for attempted murder for launching a ‘horrific and distressing’ knife attack on a woman.

Kane Brookes, 25, of Feildingway in Lutterworth was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 13 years.

Brookes had pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the woman, who is in her 20s, as well as to the unlawful wounding of a man, when he appeared at the same court in June.

On Wednesday 15 March this year, the woman had been at an address in Enderby Road, Blaby, at around 12.30am when Brookes, who was known to her and was also at the address, attacked her – stabbing her multiple times including to her head, neck, chest, back, arms and legs.

She suffered multiple stab wounds and from serious bleeding and was rushed to hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.

The male victim, aged 18 at the time and who was also in the property, was attacked by Brookes suffering a single stab wound to his chest. He was also taken to hospital following the incident.

Both have since been discharged from hospital but continue to undergo treatment and to be severely affected following the incident.

In a victim impact statement, the woman said: “I live in fear every day and have to remind myself constantly that he can’t hurt me anymore.

“I do not feel safe anymore. I get nightmares and repetitive flashbacks. I remember everything that happened like it was yesterday and I can’t escape it. I disassociate regularly and think about the endless possibilities as to why this happened to me.”

Police were called to the property at 12.33am by East Midlands Ambulance Service who were in attendance. Brookes had fled from the scene.

But information received led to officers locating the defendant nearby shortly after the incident, and he was arrested.

A police dog also quickly located the knife which had been left in a bin nearby.

A full investigation carried out by police then led to Brookes being charged two days later.

Det Cons Mike Sime said: “This was a horrific and extremely distressing incident in which a young woman and man both suffered horrendous injuries.

“My focus is on these two victims, on their bravery, their recovery and on their future. The fear and pain they both must have felt on that night is unimaginable and I am in awe at the courage they have shown since to ensure Brookes was brought before the courts and faced responsibility for his actions.”

Senior Investigating Officer, Det Insp Emma Matts, added: “This investigation involved an immediate response at the scene, fast moving enquiries and detailed investigative work which led to Brookes quickly being located, a charge being made two days after the incident and the defendant being left with no choice but to plead guilty to his crimes.

“I would like to thank all officers and staff who have been part of this for all of your dedicated and professional work in what were very difficult circumstances.”

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