A man has been sentenced to ten years in prison after being convicted of a violent knife assault in Dartford.

Hinzague Hanson, 23, of Zion Place in Gravesend, was found guilty of stabbing a man during a street fight and for his role in a break-in at a property where victims were threatened with weapons.

The incident occurred on July 17, 2021, and was part of a drug-related dispute involving associates of the victim.

In Dartford High Street Hanson grabbed the victim by his clothing and plunged a flick knife into his abdomen, causing injuries that included damage to a kidney.

Hanson then fled the scene but was apprehended by Kent Police the following day and has been described as a “violent and dangerous individual”.

During the investigation, Hanson claimed that the victim had initially threatened him with the knife, but this defence was dismissed by the court.

He was charged with unlawful wounding and pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court.


In a separate hearing held in Essex, Hanson also admitted his involvement in an aggravated burglary in Basildon on July 6, 2021.

During this incident, a group of men forced their way into a home while a woman and her children were inside.

A spokesperson for Kent Police highlighted the truly terrifying ordeal that the female victim and the children had to endure during the burglary.

As a result, Hanson was handed a ten-year prison sentence, with two years for the assault and eight years for the burglary.

DC John Carless said: “Hanson has tried to make excuses for his actions but has shown himself to be a violent and dangerous individual, seemingly oblivious to the serious harm he has inflicted upon the victim he stabbed.

“His female victim and children in the burglary were also subjected to a truly terrifying ordeal and left fearing for their lives. He is quite rightly now facing a significant time in prison.”