Victims subjected to “a waking nightmare”

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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 jailed for 10 years.

Judge Brian Lewis described how Connor Tarbrooke had subjected his victims to “a waking nightmare” after turning up at a party armed with a stanley knife, a can of petrol and a cigarette lighter.

Tarbrooke had 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 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.

For the full story see the July 24 St Helens Reporter.