Andrew Bailey jailed for attempted murder in Bamber Bridge

Andrew Bailey
Image caption Andrew Bailey was sentenced to 18 years at Preston Crown Court

A man has been jailed for 18 years for the attempted murder of his former partner in Lancashire.

Andrew Bailey, 42, of Meanygate, Bamber Bridge, stabbed the 42-year-old woman in the street last October.

She was found by a member of the public seriously injured off Brownedge Road, close to the roundabout near the A6 at Bamber Bridge.

Bailey admitted wounding but was found guilty of attempted murder after a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Sgt John Entwisle said: "The victim was lucky to have survived this vicious attack.

"Although Bailey pleaded guilty to a lesser offence he still made the victim go through the ordeal of a trial.

"Incidents of this nature are fortunately rare in Lancashire but violence of any type will simply not be tolerated and we will continue to do all we can to prevent it and bring offenders to justice."

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