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Jonathan Porritt jailed for life for Middlesbrough stab murder

Jonathan Porritt Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Jonathan Porritt was branded violent and dangerous by police

A "violent and dangerous" man who murdered a man on a Middlesbrough street has been jailed for life.

John Lewis, 32, was stabbed through the heart by Jonathan Porritt in Crescent Road on 14 May.

The 28-year-old, of Crescent Road, had denied murder but was convicted earlier this week following a trial at Teesside Crown Court.

The judge has now jailed him for life and told him he must serve a minimum term of 22 years.

Porritt was also found guilty of carrying a bladed weapon in a public place.

Following his conviction police described Porritt as "violent and dangerous", and warned of the devastating consequences of carrying a knife.

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