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Two jailed over Wigan car keys stabbing

Kieran Wright and Lee Daniels
Image caption Kieran Wright and Lee Daniels were jailed at Liverpool Crown Court

Two men have been jailed for stabbing a man multiple times and demanding the keys to his Mercedes car in Wigan.

The 59-year-old victim was attacked outside a relative's home on Worcester Avenue in Hindley on 17 February.

Lee Daniels and Kieran Wright, both aged 27 and of Castleway, Hindley, Wigan, were sentenced to ten-and-a-half years and 11 years respectively.

At Liverpool Crown Court, both pleaded guilty to assault, attempted robbery and burglary at an earlier hearing.

They had also pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon and Wright had pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.

During the attack, Wright had grabbed the victim by the collar and demanded the car keys to his car before "ferociously" stabbing him with a double-bladed knife, police said.

'Unprovoked attack'

The victim continually told Wright he could have his keys, but he did not stop, they said.

When he dropped his house keys, the pair were distracted and he managed to break free and run away.

He sustained 12 or 13 stab wounds to the left side of his body and face and was in hospital for five days, police said.

Det Sgt Graham Clare said: "Thankfully the victim survived this horrendous, unprovoked attack, but has been left with life-changing injuries.

"His life has been irrevocably changed for the worse and there is no sentence that can alter that.

"I hope these men can now reflect on the long-term damage they have caused."

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