Chipping Norton man jailed for stabbing mother

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Image caption The attack by Steven Williams was unprovoked, police said

A man who stabbed his elderly mother in the neck has been jailed for 18 years for attempted murder.

Steven Williams, 44, attacked his 72-year-old mother Daphne at her home in Hailey Avenue, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 24 April.

He was found guilty by a majority verdict after a seven-day trial at Oxford Crown Court.

Police said Williams subjected his mother to "a serious, unprovoked attack, which very nearly killed her".

Det Insp Larry Johnson said: "I would like to commend the victim for her bravery throughout this process."

Williams has been made the subject of an indefinite restraining order, preventing him from contacting his mother.

Image caption Police were called to Hailey Avenue after the stabbing

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