A Salford man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and five years on license for stabbing a woman 17 times in Collyhurst last December.
Antonio Francisco Neto, 46, visited a 25-year-old woman at a Collyhurst address on Wednesday 16 December where he assaulted her with a kitchen knife and initially left.
He later returned, whereupon he terminated the victim’s call to emergency services.
Detective Inspector Muz Kernain of GMP’s city of Manchester division said: “Neto subjected his victim to a sustained and frenzied attack and prolonged her suffering by suspending her call to 999”.
Emergency services attended the house after the 999 call was abandoned and took the victim to hospital, where she underwent surgery for 17 stab wounds to her torso, hands, and legs.
The victim is now recovering; however DI Kernain added: “She was violently attacked and ended up in hospital as a result of Neto’s actions.
“Had emergency services not arrived in time, this could have been even worse”.
Neto pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on Friday 10 June.