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A 62-year-old man stabbed his friend in the back with a 30 cm knife

Paul Andrews was condemned to 18 years in prison.

A man has been put in prison after he stabbed his friend in a terrible attack.

Paul Andrews, 62-year-old, stabbed his friend before driving to the police station to submit himself to justice.

According to a court, the victim, 58-year-old, had visited the Andrews’s house in Chester on the afternoon of October 3, 2019.

When the victim tried to leave from the house to go to the police, he felt as if he had been punched in the back and fell down into his knees, police officers said. At that point, the victim understood Andrew had stabbed himself.

As the victim lay on the ground, Andrews went to the police station to submit himself to justice.

Emergency services found the victim on Alder Grove in Hoole while he was lying injured with a 30 cm knife in his back.

He was immediately taken to the hospital.

On October 20 (today), Paul Andrews was condemned to 18 years in prison after found guilty of attempted murder by Chester Crown Court.

According to Judge Everett, the victim feels like a ‘completely and utterly broken man’ because of the event.

DCI Simon Draco said: “We still don’t know the reasons behind why Andrews stabbed his friend that day as he refused to answer any questions on interview despite our detectives’ best efforts to find out what had triggered such a violent, life-threatening incident.

“What we do know is that one single action left a man, who thought they were friends, betrayed and fighting for his life in hospital as surgeons and nurses worked to save him.

David Keane, Police and Crime Commissioner from Cheshire, said: “It’s important that victims are supported throughout and get the justice they deserve. I hope the victim and his family find some solace in the sentencing and his attacker being brought to justice.

“This was a shocking act of violence and goes to show just how lethal knives can be and the impact it has on our communities.

“I truly hope the family can begin to rebuild their lives following this traumatic event.”

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