Knifeman sentencing is delayed by report

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A MAN who stabbed two women at a Christmas party and attempted to set one of his victims on fire has been forced to wait a further six weeks to learn his fate.

Connor Tarbrooke has already admitted attempting to commit arson at a house in Lloyd Crescent, Newton-le-Willows, with intent to endanger the life of Nicola Renwick.

The 20-year-old, who spent a brief spell in a psychiatric hospital in 2011, also admitted stabbing her in the throat with a kitchen knife in a terrifying flashpoint shortly before midnight on December 27 last year.

Tarbrooke, of Bank Street, Newton-le-Willows, also pleaded guilty to wounding Shanice Budgeon with intent and assaulting Zack Fairclough at a court hearing in April.

He had been due to be sentenced by Judge Brian Lewis at Liverpool Crown Court last Friday (June 7).

But his case was hit with a further delay after the contents of a psychological report were deemed insufficient to determine his ongoing dangerousness.

Judge Lewis said: “There should be a psychiatric report. The reality is that this psychological report does not address the issue of dangerousness.”

Tarbrooke was remanded in custody until on July 19.