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Birmingham Big Issue stabbings: John Ward detained for life

A homeless man who admitted killing two Big Issue sellers in a knife attack in Birmingham has been detained for life.

Ian Watson-Gladwish, 31, and Wayne Busst, 32, who were also homeless, were stabbed in Union Street on 11 January.

John Ward denied murder but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was given a minimum tariff of 12 years.

  • 15 Oct 2013
  • From the section England