A man from Wigan has been jailed for 15 years after attempting to murder a colleague. Brian Deakin, 46, from Atherton, pleaded guilty to attempted murder at Liverpool Crown Court.
It was around 7.30pm on Monday 14 December 2015, when Deakin visited his 43-year-old female colleague to collect some DVDs he had lent to her. As the woman had gone to another room, Deakin pulled a large kitchen knife from his pocket before lunging at her with it.
The victim suffered 20 knife inflicted injuries including serious wounds to the face, chest and both arms. She also suffered a bleed to the head, multiple fractures to the jaw and extensive bruising across the body.
Deakin finished his brutal attack on his colleague by standing on her neck causing her to suffocate. He left the property only after she had lost consciousness.
Detective Sergeant Paul Rollinson, of GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “This horrifying attack has left the victim both physically and mentally scarred.
“She was violently attacked by someone she knew in her own home where she should have felt most safe”.
On Friday 3 June, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and will remain on license for five years thereafter.