10 years for Bilsthorpe man who stabbed woman ‘multiple times’

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A 54-year-old Bilsthorpe man who stabbed a woman multiple times leaving her fighting for her life has been sentenced ten years in prison.

John Harvey, formerly of Bramble Close, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday, February 2) having pleaded guilty to attempted murder on Friday, December 15 2017.

Harvey had been arrested at the scene when police were alerted to an ongoing knife attack at around 9.15pm on 9 October 2017.

He originally admitted to grievous bodily harm with intent and was subsequently charged with attempted murder, following a forensic examination.

His victim was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, where doctors stated she had suffered multiple stab wounds to her body, serious stab wounds to her head and suffered two punctured lungs.

Miraculously she pulled through and is recovering well, despite being left with several scars.

Detective Chief Inspector Leigh Sanders said: “This was one of the most violent attacks we’ve ever come across and I have to give as much praise as possible to the victim for the strength she has shown in coming back from her injuries, piecing this case together and seeing it through to court. We hope that the victim and her family will be able to begin to put this incident behind them.”