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Liverpool knife attacker Elemir Lakatos faces eight-year sentence

Police in Dovecot
Image caption Police shot Elemir Lakatos in the chest as they attempted to disarm him

A knife attacker who tied his ex-partner to a chair telling her children to give her "one last kiss" has been told he faces jail.

Elemir Lakatos also used an imitation gun when he was shot by police at a house in Dovecot, Liverpool in May.

The 47-year-old was later charged with 11 offences, including making threats to kill and unlawful imprisonment.

Recorder Clement Goldstone at Liverpool Crown Court told Lakatos to expect an eight-year sentence.

A victim impact statement read to the court revealed how his ex-partner thought she was going to die, and described how she can "still see the horror on her children's faces" as they saw her being held at knifepoint.

She said she could "never erase that from her memory."

During the incident, armed police stormed the house using smoke bombs and shot Lakatos in the chest in an attempt to disarm him.

Lakatos, from the Czech Republic, admitted several charges, including making threats to kill, and is due to be sentenced on 17 October after a probation report is prepared.

The shooting is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

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