Lee Ormston and Ryan Hodgson; Suspects Charged and Convicted for Multiple Stabbing and Numerous Violent Altercations

Lee Ormston and Ryan Hodgson; Suspects Charged and Convicted for Multiple Stabbing and Numerous Violent Altercations

Lee Ormston and Ryan Hodgson were convicted earlier this year after assaulting a man in the West End.

Newcastle Crown Court was told how back in January 2021, the pair came to blows with their victim on Ladykirk Road – Ormston armed with two knives and Hodgson a baseball bat.

The victim, who was known to the offenders, tried to flee when he saw the pair coming for him, but was pursued by Ormston, who then stabbed him in the leg, buttocks and chest in front of a group of onlookers.

Hodgson, who had already fled the area, disposed of his weapon by the time police were called – but swift CCTV enquiries soon identified the culprits.

Detectives were then able to piece together the sequence of events and it wasn’t long before Hodgson and Ormston were arrested and charged.

They later pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court and earlier this month, they were sentenced as follows:

Lee Ormston, 19, of St John’s Walk, Newcastle, previously admitted possession of an offensive weapon, violent disorder and wounding with intent to commit GBH – and was sentenced to three years in youth offenders’ institute.

Ryan Hodgson, 19, of Rokeby Avenue, Lemington, previously admitted possession of an offensive weapon and violent disorder – and was sentenced to 24 months in a youth offenders’ institute.

This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated on our streets and we are pleased the offenders have been brought to justice.

Thanks to a swift and thorough police investigation, a solid evidential file was placed before the courts and this violent pair were left no choice but to admit their guilt.

Violence of any kind is completely unacceptable. We take a zero tolerance approach to knife crime and will continue to carry out a range of measures to prevent this type of offending, including engaging with young people through projects such as YOLO, as well as pursuing those responsible.