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Man jailed for life for Liverpool stab murder

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Image caption Paul Millea died after being stabbed in the chest

A man has been jailed for murdering a 36-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest in Liverpool.

Paul Millea, 36, from Garston, died hours after being found in Shrewsbury Road with a knife wound in June.

Phillip Daniels, 26, of Corner Brook, Liverpool, was found guilty of murder at the city's crown court and was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 22 years.

Mr Millea's family said they have been "left devastated".

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Image caption Phillip Daniels was jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years

Det Insp Martha Allbutt said the jury "saw through" Daniels' claim that he was acting in self-defence.

Daniels' sister Kimberley Daniels, 29, of Hare Croft, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and was sentenced to 12 months in jail suspended for 12 months.

She assisted him by "washing his clothing and taking him to the barbers for a haircut following the stabbing", Det Insp Allbutt said.

A statement from the family said they "are still struggling to come to terms with losing Paul".

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