A gang of thugs have been sent to prison for 13 and a half years for chasing a man “like a pack of wolves” and stabbing him through the lung.
Harris Vinten, Lewis Vinten, Christopher Graham and a 17-year-old pleaded guilty to chasing a man through the streets of Skelmersdale and threatening to “cut him up” after he wandered into their home by mistake.
The victim from Merseyside was on his way to a house on Birleywood for a romantic date with a women he had recently met.
DI Marc Nasser said: “Not knowing the exact address where she lived, he phoned her for directions and unfortunately walked into the wrong home where Lewis Vinten, Christopher Graham and the 17-year-old threatened to cut him up.
“The victim was then assaulted by one of the males before he ran off.
“The three males, carrying weapons, then chased him like a pack of wolves and the victim continued to plead his innocence.”
The man was then approached by Harris Vinten, who was carrying a small black handled knife.
Vinten punched the victim in the face before he stabbed him in the left side of his chest, which pierced his lung.
The victim was left bleeding at 6pm on Saturday, October 19, 2013 and was taken to hospital where he was treated for a punctured lung. When questioned by Lancashire Police all four males made “no comment” replies.
Harris Vinten, 22, of Carfield, was sentenced to seven and a half years for Section 18 wounding and possession of an offensive weapon.
Lewis Vinten, 19, of Carfield and Christopher Graham, 19, of Alderley, were both sentenced to two and a half years in prison for affray and possession of an offensive weapon. A 17-year-old was sentenced to one year in prison for affray and possession of an offensive weapon.
Police consultations are now in progress with partner agencies about their tenancies.