THE sufferer of a stabbing assault has thanked the store staff who stepped in to assist him.
Andrew Hearn was in Boots in Kendal with a good friend when an altercation broke out.
The 38-year-old, who lives in Bleaswood Street, mentioned he suffered three stab wounds within the arm, hip and face.
“There was blood gushing out of my cheek. All of it occurred so quick. It was ‘bang bang bang’ then somebody shouted he has a knife,” he mentioned.
“Two members of employees acquired him away and I’m actually grateful for them for serving to me.
“I really went into Boots with flowers and goodies to say thanks.”
Emergency companies rushed to Stricklandgate round 3.15pm on Wednesday (January 18) following reviews a person had suffered stab wounds.
Mr Hearn was airlifted to Preston Royal Hospital and underwent numerous exams to evaluate the extent of the accidents.
He mentioned: “I’m nonetheless in a state of shock. I’m in lots of ache. They did a CT scan and ultrasound to check how unhealthy the accidents have been.
“They discovered no blood on my lungs which was actually fortunate.
“I had stitches on my hip and on my arm and had cosmetic surgery on Monday in Preston for my face.”
Mr Hearn mentioned he feels scared to go away his home.
“I’m already combating PTSD so for this to occur is admittedly terrible,” he mentioned.
“I haven’t actually gone out since with out somebody as a result of I’ve felt so shook up.
“I really feel scared on a regular basis; I don’t suppose I’ll go into Boots once more.
“I don’t really feel offended, I really feel unhappy this has occurred.”
Appearing Detective Inspector Lee Brumpton mentioned: “Any report of an assault involving a knife is taken extraordinarily severely. On this occasion, police and our NWAS colleagues responded swiftly to the incident and the suspect was underneath arrest and the injured man receiving therapy inside minutes.
“We proceed to induce anybody who witnessed the incident or the moments main as much as it to return ahead in an effort to assist officers with their on-going investigation.”
James Smith, 28, of Collinfield, Kendal, has been charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily hurt and possession of a bladed article in a public place.
He has been remanded in custody till his subsequent look at Carlisle Crown Courtroom on February 17.
Officers are persevering with to analyze and are urging anybody who witnessed what occurred and is but to return ahead – or anybody else with data which could help – to contact police.
Anybody with data referring to this incident can report on-line at www.cumbria.police.uk/reportit , quoting incident quantity 121 of 18 January 2023. It’s also possible to cellphone on 101.
Alternatively you’ll be able to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.