Justice is done for a change.

stealther

Novice Member
A little over a year ago my fiancées uncle grandfather-of-six Kevin Burns was stabbed and left paralysed the story below is taken from www.thisisplymouth.co.uk but I’am having immense trouble accessing the site so the article is quoted below.

The report is very accurate and describes what our family have been through over the past 12 months. The only thing missing is the fact that Kevin’s mom was so overcome with the stress over what had happened to her son that she passed away during the court case. Though very likely she could have died this year anyway understandably the family have attributed her death to nothing less than another victim of this evil man.

As a family we are very relieved that this is finally over and we hope that Daniel Scott never breathes free air again.

thisisnottingham said:
A teenager who left a man paralysed when he went on a half-hour stabbing
rampage because his girlfriend had dumped him has been jailed for life.
Daniel Scott, 19, of North Down Gardens, North Prospect, showed no emotion
at Plymouth Crown Court as he was jailed for life yesterday.

He admitted affray, wounding, attempting to wound with intent and wounding
with intent in connection with the horrific random attacks on four men on
the night of March 5.

Armed with a five-inch carving knife, Scott prowled the streets of North
Prospect blind drunk, stabbing two men, attempting to stab a third and
threatening a fourth. One man has been left paralysed and unable to speak
following the attacks.

Sentencing Scott, Judge Francis Gilbert said: "In the space of less than an
hour you had stabbed two people, had tried to stab a third and threatened to
stab another all because you were upset that your girlfriend had telephoned
you to say your relationship was over and because you were intoxicated at
the time.

"I consider that you are a serious risk to the public. When you are
emotional and feeling rejected you are capable of extreme violence,
particularly when drunk.

"A discretionary life sentence is the only way to protect the public."

Doting grandfather-of-six Kevin Burns was the last man Scott stabbed during
the random rampage that started at 10pm and became increasingly violent.
After being knifed in the head, Mr Burns, 48, of Milehouse, has been left
paralysed down his right side, has lost the power of speech and is
vulnerable to a stroke, which could kill him at any time.

Judge Gilbert said: "His life has been completely destroyed."

Seven months on, his family say it is unlikely his condition will ever
improve. Sister, Cherie Hayward, 45, of Milehouse, said: "He has certainly
shown strength beyond anything we would have expected.

"It is frightening to think that you are just going about your everyday
business and your life can totally change in a matter of seconds. It is sad
really, I am sad for him."

Mrs Hayward expressed relief that Scott would be off the streets of Plymouth
following his sentencing yesterday. But she said: "It is Kevin who has got
the life sentence and nothing is going to make him suddenly get better.

"We are all glad that this period is over and are hoping that we can get our
Kevin sorted."

Mr Burns' son, Steve, 26, of Mainstone, added: "He is still Kevin in a lot
of ways but there are a lot of things he cannot do now."

Twenty-year-old chef David Binmore was Scott's third victim of the night and
said he is now afraid to walk alone through the streets of Plymouth.

Mr Binmore was walking along Wolseley Road listening to his personal stereo
when Scott tapped him on the shoulder and asked him for the time. He then
pulled a large knife on him.

Mr Binmore said: "He said 'Ooh, it's a knife, what are you going to do about
it' and then lunged at me suddenly. The knife bounced off my shoulder and I
turned and ran to where my girlfriend was working at the Britannia Inn.

"As soon as I saw her I burst into hysterical tears. It was terrifying and
has taken me ages to get over.

"I still feel frightened walking around alone. It is horrible feeling this
afraid but there's nothing I can do about it."

The court heard Scott became upset after his girlfriend ended their
relationship because of violence he had demonstrated towards her, and
others. The next day Scott, who was 18 at the time, left messages on her
mobile phone saying he would 'kill her and kill everybody'.

The family Scott was staying with tried to hide all the kitchen knives from
him, but Scott managed to get his hands on a carving knife.

He claimed in interview he was intent on going to a park and cutting
himself. But instead, intoxicated with a mixture of lager, cider, Lambrini
and Champagne, his anger and desperation drove him to violently lash out at
innocent strangers.

Scott's first victim was school-friend Danny Mann who he stabbed in the face
outside the Jobcentre on St Levan Road. Mr Mann, who has learning
difficulties and was living in sheltered accommodation in Alma Road at the
time, told police: "Something went into my face. It was a knife."

He ran injured to his parents' house and arrived with his top saturated in
blood. At Derriford Hospital he was found to have a two centimetre cut.

Dc Donna Jordan, who headed the investigation team, said: "It affected him
very badly. The only way he has recovered from it has been by blanking it
from his memory, like it never happened."

Next Scott sat down at a bus shelter in Wolseley Road and shouted lewd and
aggressive abuse across the road towards another school colleague, Kenny
Sharpe.

Mr Sharpe saw him reach into his back pocket for a knife he was threatening
to stab him with. Mr Sharpe escaped into a garage and saw Scott walking
away. It was after that encounter that Scott lashed out at David Binmore on
Wolseley Road.

After a brutal attempt to knife him, Scott turned up Segrave Road and onto
North Prospect Road where the final - and most serious - attack was on Mr
Burns as he walked to the Embassy Social Club. Jason Beal, prosecuting,
said: "The defendant stabbed him in the left side of the face, near to the
ear."

Mr Burns, a Plymouth Citybus maintenance worker, ran to his parents' house
nearby arriving covered in blood. At Derriford Hospital his condition
deteriorated as the knife had cut his artery causing permanent paralysis to
one side and loss of speech.

Mr Burns has since returned to live at home where he has carers twice daily
and is looked after by a live-in friend and his family. He can only walk
short distances with the aid of a stick and has to communicate to relatives
with gestures and 'Yes, No' answers.

The day after the attacks Scott called his ex-girlfriend and told her he had
stabbed three people. Mr Beal said: "She asked if he killed any of the
people stabbed. He said 'I don't know'."

Today, Mr Burn's son Steve said: "It is just pointless, senseless. There was
no need for that to have happened. It is not like he provoked anything."

Steve added: "He is still Kevin in a lot of ways but there are a lot of
things he cannot do now. He can walk around for about five to 10 minutes but
it tires him. It has put a lot of strain on everyone.

"He has not got angry at any point and he does understand what has happened
to him. He is just trying to get on with it. He is showing amazing
strength."

Steve was unwilling to talk of Scott, only to say: "I have no opinion on him
either way, no feelings at all. All my thoughts go towards helping my dad
get his life back to as normal as possible."

Dc Jordan said police were pleased a dangerous man was off the streets.

She said: "What he did was horrific. He was totally out of control and being
drunk is absolutely no excuse for it."
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Thanks for reading :)
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
this guy went on a rampage because his girlfreind dumped him!! i hope this guys gets all thats coming to him when the old fellas in jail spot young blood like him in the showers!! best wishes to you and your fiances family
 

stealther

Novice Member
shahedz said:
this guy went on a rampage because his girlfreind dumped him!! i hope this guys gets all thats coming to him when the old fellas in jail spot young blood like him in the showers!! best wishes to you and your fiances family
Thanks for the kind words. Obviously what ever happens to him inside he richly deserves :)
 

mrtbag

Novice Member
Stealther,

I feel for the situation your in. One of my cousins was murdered earlier this year. He had gone round to a neighbors house who had recently split with his wife, to offer a shoulder to cry on. A few beers later he left thinking he'd given the guy some decent advice about moving on etc. Later that night Peter was walking down the street, and the guy decided to take a baseball bat to him. The guy had carried on drinking and flew into a rage. We sat around many a night asking Why? Why? Why? But the truth of the matter is there aren't any answers. The offender is now serving a life sentence, yet it is my family that have the difficult task of trying to move on.

I send my best wishes to you and your family and hope you can get back to some form of 'normality' as soon as possible.

MrTbag
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
Stealther

I am so sorry you and your family have had this happen to you. I hope the scum bastard rots in jail and gets butt ****ed daily. The man doesnt desrve to breath the same air as we do.

Mr Tbag

I am also sorry for your loss. Very sad indeed. :(
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
mrtbag said:
Stealther,

I feel for the situation your in. One of my cousins was murdered earlier this year. He had gone round to a neighbors house who had recently split with his wife, to offer a shoulder to cry on. A few beers later he left thinking he'd given the guy some decent advice about moving on etc. Later that night Peter was walking down the street, and the guy decided to take a baseball bat to him. The guy had carried on drinking and flew into a rage. We sat around many a night asking Why? Why? Why? But the truth of the matter is there aren't any answers. The offender is now serving a life sentence, yet it is my family that have the difficult task of trying to move on.

I send my best wishes to you and your family and hope you can get back to some form of 'normality' as soon as possible.

MrTbag

that is terrible, almost makes you think, is it worth helping people out?
cant believe both these events were alcohol fuelled. when i drink i get happier! and if i am upset ( when my dad passed away) i made sure i didnt drink for a good month so i didnt become dependent on alcohol! mr T Bag best wishes to you as well.
 

stealther

Novice Member
shahedz said:
that is terrible, almost makes you think, is it worth helping people out?
cant believe both these events were alcohol fuelled. when i drink i get happier! and if i am upset ( when my dad passed away) i made sure i didnt drink for a good month so i didnt become dependent on alcohol! mr T Bag best wishes to you as well.
I agree terrible thing to happen. My sympathies to you also mrtbag

I have never had a violent moment on alcohol it just sends me cuckoo usually or to sleep. :)
 

mrtbag

Novice Member
stealther said:
I agree terrible thing to happen. My sympathies to you also mrtbag

I have never had a violent moment on alcohol it just sends me cuckoo usually or to sleep. :)
Same with me, I even pass out before I get the chnace to be sick. Do you think this sort of violent behaviour has increased in society recently, or has it always been there, but not reported on so much? It disturbs me how often you hear the shooting/stabbing stories on the news from accross the country these days.
 

stealther

Novice Member
mrtbag said:
Same with me, I even pass out before I get the chnace to be sick. Do you think this sort of violent behaviour has increased in society recently, or has it always been there, but not reported on so much? It disturbs me how often you hear the shooting/stabbing stories on the news from accross the country these days.
I think violent crime is defiantly on the up. We are always hearing about one thing or another it really makes you despair for society sometimes.

I often think that the scenario of ‘no one feels safe any more’ has contributed to the success of internet communities such as this one. Where people can come together and exchange ideas without any fears of physical intimidation.
 

Nightbreed

Standard Member
Sorry to hear what happened, at least justice has been done as you said. I've been reading these forums for a while now and its so refreshing to see people helping each other out, not just about what kit to buy etc etc. I read about a guy with ME who couldn't get out and needed help with some stuff and everyone was so supportive. Another guy's family was getting harassed and again, loads of people offered moral support and even tech support about helping him install a hidden camera to record evidence.

I was posted to the London hospitals the day the bombs went off in London and dealt with a lot of the bereaved families and the questions were always "why?"

Will we ever know the answer......

All the best to you and your family mate.
 

la gran siete

Distinguished Member
Alkcohol, just accentuates whatever mood ones in at least that is what I find . Makes me do daft ,stupid things( which I sometimes regret afterwards) like taking my kit off and streaking in someones party( many years ago)People with a violent disposition should avoid it like the plague.They have obviously deep seated issues which come out in the form of violence.
 

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