A MAN who repeatedly stabbed another man in a "violent attack" at a Bournemouth address has been jailed for 10 years and four months.

Michael Myles, formerly of Argyll Road in Bournemouth, was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Monday, October 26.

Myles, aged 63, had been on trial at the same court on charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and attempted murder.

However, he changed his plea and admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to an incident at his former home in April. He denied the attempted murder allegation and this was accepted and the charge was withdrawn by the prosecution.

DC Ben Swain, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Michael Myles carried out this violent attack and I hope the sentence handed out by the court will send out a very clear message that knife crime will not be tolerated in our communities.”

Kathleen Ward, aged 43 and of Hamilton Road, had also been on trial for the same charges but the case against her was withdrawn by the Crown Prosecution Service.

On the evening of Saturday, April 18, the victim – a local man aged in his 50s – was at home with his female partner when she decided to visit Myles at his home in Argyll Road.

The victim tried to persuade his partner not to go due to COVID-19 restrictions, but she ignored this request and left. The victim later called his partner to ask her to return home, but she again refused.

The man then decided to go to the address and took a seat in the living room area. Myles left the room, returned holding a knife and told the victim he was going to stab him. He sustained two stab wounds on his neck, wounds on his left arm and back and other lacerations across his face.

The victim managed to leave the address and called for help. He was taken to hospital where he underwent treatment and an operation.