North West Wales

Alwyn Williams jailed for 18 years for stabbing partner

A man has been jailed for 18 years at Caernarfon Crown Court for the attempted murder of his partner.

William Alwyn Williams, 44, of Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, stabbed 40-year-old mother-of-three Sharon Harris four times in the back last September.

Williams, known as Alwyn, denied the charge, but admitted wounding Miss Harris and her brother Neil Griffiths at her home in Penrhyn Bay.

Judge Merfyn Hughes described Williams as "jealous and possessive".

The judge told him: "It's a matter of pure luck she didn't die."

The court heard that shortly after their relationship had begun there had been episodes of violence towards her.

Williams stabbed Miss Harris with a kitchen knife after both of them had been drinking, and the knife penetrated her lung, the jury was told.