Aberdeen knife attacker Gareth Kerr jailed

A man who repeatedly stabbed his former partner in front of her children in Aberdeen has been jailed.

Gareth Kerr, 45, earlier admitted stabbing former girlfriend Gail McCann on the head and body during the attack in Strathmore Drive and Esk Place.

The mother was left severely injured, scarred for life and permanently impaired during the incident in 2009.

Lord Bannatyne, at the High Court in Glasgow, jailed Kerr for six years and nine months.

The judge said the attack was "vicious" and "appalling".

Ms McCann suffered 25 stab wounds to her hands and arms, three further wounds to her head and another three to her neck during the attack.

Kerr had originally been accused of attempted murder.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North East, Orkney and Shetland



Min. Night 3 °C


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.