Doncaster man jailed for string of offences

Date published: 23 December 2021 10:53
Dated: 23 December 2021 10:53:23
A Doncaster man has been jailed for five years and four months after admitting burglary, assault, breaching a restraining order and dangerous driving.
 
Damian Blackburn, aged 29, formerly of Coppice Road, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 21 December, when he admitted all counts against him.
 
The court heard that on 16 May 2021, Blackburn, along with three other men, broke into his ex-partners property brandishing weapons including machetes and hammers.
 
It had been their intention to assault the occupant – a friend of his former partner.
 
Two days later, on 18 May, Blackburn was located by officers driving a vehicle in a dangerous manner.
 
In an attempt to evade officers Blackburn drove at speeds of up to 100mph, almost colliding with other road users and drove the wrong way around a roundabout.
 
Officers were authorised to make a tactical stop to eventually stop him from harming other road-users.
 
PC Domonic Harrison, who led the investigation, said: “The initial offence saw Blackburn and others storm into his formers partners address armed with weapons.
 
“This was a terrifying incident for the victim.
 
“Then, while wanted by police for that offence, he drove in reckless and dangerous manner in an attempt to evade arrest.”
Damian Blackburn

Damian Blackburn

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