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Man jailed for 7 years for attacking neighbour with axe

Timothy Nickson Credit: Cumbria Police

A man has been jailed today for seven years after attacking his neighbour with an axe.

Timothy Nickson, 42, from Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, admitted a charge of wounding with intent after appearing at Preston Crown Court.

The court heard how he had used the axe to launch a sustained attack on the victim, a man in his mid-40s.

Nickson was later detained in an Express Market store after being spotted in a white t-shirt covered in blood as he told the officer: “Well, I chopped him up, so fair enough.”

Whilst Nickson was being apprehended, the victim was located at an address on Broughton Road where he had suffered numerous wounds to his head, some described as lacerations.

Despite admitting a charge of intent Nickson refused to answer any questions about what had taken place or his motivations.

Nickson carried out a horrific, violent attack on a man who had no means to defend himself.

Today, Nickson has been held accountable for his actions and has received a sentence which shows how seriously the criminal justice system takes such violent, armed assaults.

– Detective Inspector Helen Curme, Cumbria Police
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