Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man jailed for Boscombe pills row stabbing

Mark Haylock
Image caption Mark Haylock stabbed Nicholas Ormerod after a row about tablets

A man has been jailed for eight years for stabbing another man to death in a Dorset seaside town.

Mark Haylock, 50, of no fixed address, knifed Nicholas Ormerod, 29, in a flat in Sea Road, Boscombe, on 7 April 2011.

Mr Ormerod died in the early hours of the following morning in Royal Bournemouth Hospital of a stab wound to the chest.

Haylock, who said he acted in self defence, was convicted of manslaughter at Winchester Crown Court on 16 March.

Dorset Police said the attack had followed a dispute about missing tablets.

Mr Ormerod staggered out of the flat into Sea Road at the junction of of Hawkwood Road where he collapsed before being taken to hospital.

Acting Detective Sergeant Helen Deakin, of Bournemouth CID, said: "If Mark Haylock had not equipped himself with such a dangerous weapon it is more than likely that Nicholas would still be here today to live a full and active life.

"The past eleven months have been a very difficult time for Nicholas' family and I would like to express my thanks for their continued restraint and patience."

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