Hereford & Worcester

Evesham man jailed for attempted murder

A man from Worcestershire has been sentenced to 10 years and eight months in jail for attempted murder.

Paul Luckman, 34, of Port Street, Evesham, pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court on 5 January to attempted murder and wounding with intent.

He repeatedly stabbed Shaun Gayton, 33, in Port Street, on 22 August in 2009.

Luckman was sentenced on Friday and would have served 16 years in prison but was given credit for his early guilty pleas, the judge said.

Det Con Phil Ray, of West Mercia Police, said: "Today's sentence reflects the severity of Mr Luckman's attack on Mr Gayton.

"Thankfully, knife crime in south Worcestershire is extremely rare and this investigation was completed swiftly and thoroughly by all officers involved."

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