Maesteg stabbing sentencing

A Maesteg man found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing a passer-by who disturbed him in the bath has been jailed for 12 years.

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Maesteg stabbing: Stuart Worvell jailed for 12 years

A man found guilty of stabbing to death a stranger who called at his Maesteg home has been jailed for 12 years.

Thomas Sutton, 20, died after being stabbed nine times by Stuart Worvell in June last year.

Worvell was convicted of manslaughter in March after a jury found him not guilty of murder.

Cardiff Crown Court had heard Mr Sutton and his friend Kyle Harris, 18, had called at Worvell's house believing to be a party there.

Worvell claimed he had acted in self-defence.

But Judge Mr Justice Wyn Williams KT today told him: "You committed a significant, serious, unlawful attack on Kyle.

"Nothing leads me to believe you have shown any remorse. Certain aspects of your behaviour in court lead me to the opposite conclusion."

Man due to be sentenced for Maesteg stabbing

Thomas Sutton, 20, died from his injuries after being attacked by Stuart Worvell Credit: Wales News Service

Mr Sutton's friend, Kyle Harris, was stabbed three times in the incident, but the jury cleared Worvell of a charge of attempted murder.

Worvell will appear at Cardiff Crown Court this afternoon.


Sentencing adjourned in Maesteg stabbing case

A man convicted of stabbing another man on his doorstep will have to wait longer to find out his sentence.

Stuart Worvell was found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing Thomas Sutton in Maesteg.

Mr Sutton had knocked on Worvell's door, believing a party was going on there.

Judge Wyn Williams adjourned sentencing to allow the court to receive further psychiatric reports.

Police: Maesteg stabbings "brought shock and sadness to the community"

Our thoughts today are with family, relatives and friends of Thomas Sutton who I hope have been given some comfort by the jury’s decision.

This was a tragic incident which brought shock and sadness to the community.

On behalf of South Wales Police I would like to thank the community for their support during the investigation and to the prosecution witnesses who gave evidence at the trial.

– DCI Steve Benson-Davidson, South Wales Police

Thomas Sutton's family pay tribute to "kind, loving" son

Thomas was a lovable member of our family. We don’t want to paint a perfect image of Thomas because he had his faults like everyone else. He liked to have a drink, and just lived a happy life and enjoyed a good time with his friends and family.

Thomas had a kind loving nature and the people he did touch he would do anything to help them.

Thomas was an idol for his brother, sisters and nephews and he would look after them.

Thomas death has shattered us as a family. He is missed so much and there will always be an empty space that will remain in our hearts.

– Family of Thomas Sutton


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Sentencing adjourned after Stuart Worvell manslaughter verdict

It took the jury two hours to come to their verdict.

20 year old Thomas Sutton died after being stabbed by Worvell outside his house on Tonna Road, Maesteg last year.

The court was told Thomas Sutton and his friend Kyle Harris knocked on Worvell's door as they heard music in the early hours of the morning.

The court was played police interviews with Worvell, who claimed he had stabbed the men in self defence as they attempted to attack him with pieces of wood.

There were cries from friends of Thomas Sutton towards Worvell as he was taken down from the dock.

He has been remanded in custody until sentencing at a later date.

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