Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Basingstoke man detained for 11 years for fatal stabbing

Liam Darvill Image copyright Hampshire Constabulary
Image caption Liam Darvill pleaded guilty to manslaughter

A man has been sentenced to 11 years' detention for fatally stabbing another man at an address in Hampshire.

Police found Dean Evans, 31, from Kempshott, lying in a street outside the house in Basingstoke, early on 8 April.

He died later in hospital from knife wounds to his torso, Winchester Crown Court heard.

Liam Darvill, 20, of Beaconsfield Road, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sent to a young offenders institution.

Darvill had initially been charged with murder but the manslaughter plea was accepted by the prosecution. A murder charge against Thomas David Harris, 22, of Eastrop Way in Basingstoke, was dropped at a hearing on 9 September.

Hampshire Constabulary said the stabbing happened during an altercation between a group of people at the property in Benham Road.

Police said Mr Evans' death had had a "devastating impact" on his family.

Det Insp Simon Baker said: "Today's hearing is a reminder of the potentially fatal consequences of carrying or using a knife, and the totally avoidable suffering it causes to victims and their families."

Image copyright Hampshire Constabulary
Image caption Dean Evans was found lying in Benham Road early on 8 April

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