Issued on 12/3/18 at 4:14 p.m.
A 54-year-old woman who stabbed a man in an unprovoked attack has been given a life sentence.
Teresa Lavin committed the offence on 30 November 2017, when she stabbed the man while at an address in Poplars Close, Groby.
Lavin, of HMP Peterborough, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder at Leicester Crown Court last month. She returned to court today (Monday) where she was sentenced and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years.
Detective Constable Kevin Sharkey, the investigating officer, said: “This was an unprovoked, pre-meditated attack. Lavin was found by officers wearing blood-stained clothing and in possession of a large knife and was arrested before anyone else was harmed.
He added that the victim, who was stabbed multiple times in the head, face and body, needed 120 stitches.
He said: “The victim is still suffering from flashbacks as a result of the attack and is fearful of being outside. Hopefully this sentence will bring closure and enable him to move on.”