Kent

Jail for 'horrific' Folkestone knife attack

  • 15 July 2013
  • From the section Kent
Stephen Boorman
Image caption Stephen Boorman stabbed Darren McMorran four times

A Folkestone man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a "horrific" knife attack.

Stephen Boorman, 28, of Coolinge Road, was found guilty of attempted murder after inflicting life threatening injuries on Darren McMorran.

Boorman had been drinking with 44-year-old Mr McMorran when he stabbed him four times, Kent Police said.

He was found guilty at Canterbury Crown Court in February and sentenced earlier.

The attack in August 2012 took place in Mr McMorran's flat in Black Bull Road, Folkestone.

Boorman had become agitated as the time of his 18:00 curfew approached, police said.

Mr McMorran left has flat and members of the public came to his aid before he was taken to hospital.

Det Insp Gavin Moss said: "This was a horrific attack and the victim was lucky to escape from it with his life.

"After the incident Mr McMorran was curled up on the pavement and losing vast amounts of blood."

A knife was discovered in a river behind the flats and Boorman was arrested after being spotted in blood stained clothes.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with an extended licence period of four years at the hearing at Canterbury Crown Court.

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