A homeless man has been sentenced to life behind bars after admitting stabbing to death two men in front of shoppers in the centre of Birmingham.
Ian Gladwish, 31, and Wayne Busst, 32, who were also homeless, were stabbed in Union Street on 11 January.
John Ward, 23, who has paranoid schizophrenia, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court this morning.
He will serve a minimum of 12 years before being considered for parole and has been given a hospital order to remain in Ashworth Hospital for treatment.
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