A MAN has been jailed after admitting to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and carrying an offensive weapon in public.

Kurt Grimshaw, of Old Laurel Gardens, Hindley was sentenced for the two charges in relation to the stabbing of a 31-year-old man on Monday, January 21 on Market Street in Atherton.

Emergency services including two ambulances and a rapid response ambulance were sent to the scene at around 4.15am.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was given treatment for an arm wound following the incident.

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A police van near the cordon of the scene on Monday, January 21. Picture: Harry Rielly

The 31-year-old defendant appeared at Bolton Crown Court on Monday, February 18 where he admitted the charges.

He was remanded in custody before he was called back to court yesterday, Monday, for sentencing.

For wounding with intent, Grimshaw was sent to prison for six years.

The defendant was given a concurrent sentence of nine months for possession of the weapon and as well as the forfeiture of a knife.