Violent drug dealer gets 15 years

A violent drug-dealer operating in Scarborough has been sent down for causing life-threatening injuries with a Rambo-style hunting knife. 

Harry Lomax, 22, from Liverpool, carried out the attack on Ramshill Road in February. 

The victim, a 29-year-old local man, suffered five stab wounds to his body, requiring emergency treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Lomax ran off but was spotted a short distance away by PC Steven Normandale.

While waiting for back-up to arrive, PC Normandale detained Lomax, who still carried the hunting knife and a lock knife.

Lomax was involved in dealing crack cocaine and heroin in Scarborough, regularly travelling to the town from Liverpool. The police describe this activity as county-lines crime.

He was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, two counts of having an offensive weapon, two counts of having class-A drugs with intent to supply and possession of cannabis.

He pleaded guilty at Leeds crown court on 15 October and was sentenced to 15 and a half years’ imprisonment. 

DC James Temple of the serious-crime team said: “I welcome the lengthy prison sentence handed to Lomax for this extremely violent attack. 

“It sends a stark warning to other drug dealers who enter Scarborough who are prepared to come armed with weapons and use violence”.