A CARLISLE man, Jordan Burgess, 19, was sentenced to two years eight months at Carlisle Crown Court on November 24.

Burgess, of Oaklands Drive, was also issued a five year restraining order.

Burgess had stayed at a property on Silloth Street on March 3, and returned the following day at 2.30am where he was asked to leave by the property occupier.

In response, Burgess produced a pair of scissors from his waistband and then lunged towards the occupier stabbing him in the stomach puncturing his abdomen lacerating his liver and causing internal bleeding.

Acting Police Sergeant James Gisborne said: "Burgess could have caused fatal injuries when he chose to arm himself with a pair of scissors and stab the victim.

"Any crime involving a weapon is taken seriously by both the police and the courts.

"There is no excuse for carrying a knife or bladed article and we will not tolerate it in our communities."