Police welcome jail sentence after Brecon murder bid

Detectives have welcomed a 13-year jail sentence for a man for attempted murder when a woman was stabbed near her home.

After the sentence at Merthyr Crown Court Det Insp Iwan Jones of Dyfed-Powys Police said the crime committed by Liam John Jones, 22, of Trecastle, was "premeditated and vicious".

Officers said they hoped it would encourage other domestic violence victims to report incidents.

The woman, aged 21, was stabbed in Newton Green, Brecon in June 2012.

Det Insp Jones added: "It's a substantial term of imprisonment and is appropriate for this crime.

"It also sends a strong message that domestic violence will be dealt with severely by the courts and will hopefully offer encouragement to others suffering from domestic violence that they can come forward to us and report it."

The victim was treated in Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny after the assault.

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