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Man jailed for 12 years for attack on business partner

Barry Bell
Barry Bell, carried out a vicious attack on his business partner Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A Bedford man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for stabbing his business partner six times and then hitting him around the head with an iron.

Barry Bell, 47, of Lindisfarne Priory, Bedford, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

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One punch widow speaks of loss

Ravi Sandhu, aged 24, of Kathie Road, Bedford, has been found guilty by ajury at Luton Crown Court of the manslaughter of Kevin Harrison.

He punched Mr Harrison, from Raunds, in September last year in an unprovoked attack in Bedford town centre after a night out. The injuries caused as Mr Harrison’s head hit the pavement were fatal.

Outside court Kevin's widow Patricia said of her husband: "Kevin was my best friend, he meant the world to me and still lives on in my memory. He was the most caring person I have ever known. He was hard working and he loved his family dearly. We are totally lost without him."

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