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Man guilty of murdering John Lewis in Middlesbrough street

Jonathan Porritt Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Jonathan Porritt had denied murder

A man has been found guilty of murdering a 32-year-old who was stabbed through the heart on a street.

Jonathan Porritt attacked John Lewis in Crescent Road, Middlesbrough, in May.

At Teesside Crown Court, the 28-year-old, of Crescent Road, was also convicted of possessing a bladed weapon in a public place.

The judge warned Porritt, who police described as "violent and dangerous", that he faces a life term when he is sentenced on Friday.

Temp Det Ch Insp Sarah Robinson said: "As we have seen in this case, situations involving weapons can quickly get out of control and end in tragedy.

"Anyone considering carrying a knife should think twice, the consequences can be devastating."

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