Sheffield Man sentenced to two and half years in prison after a wounding in Burngreave

A man from Sheffield was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after a stabbing in August that inflicted serious injuries.

The victim suffered wounds including one to the neck which was so severe that it could have proved fatal.

Franklin Tomlinson, 61, of no fixed abode, was given the sentence on February 18 at Sheffield Crown Court for a Section 20 wounding offence.

PC Megan Pryce, who led the investigation said: “I am glad that Tomlinson has seen justice served and is now off our streets.”

On 16 August, 2020 Tomlinson stabbed a victim in Burngreave area before fleeing the scene when the police were called.

Officers spent several days carrying out enquiries to locate him and he was arrested on 19 August 2020 and remanded into custody.

Tomlinson was later found and arrested on the 19 August, 2020. He pleaded guilty at a hearing on 17 February.

PC Pryce said: “The attack inflicted on Tomlinson’s victim was incredibly violent and cruel.”

“I also hope this serves as a reminder that we will not tolerate violent crime of any kind in South Yorkshire. If you are someone who is involved in this type of crime, we will bring you to justice.”


Written by Sophie Mason

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield. If you have any stories please contact me. I can be contacted at or on twitter @sophrose150

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